As my fiancé and I headed to dinner Friday night, with rumbling tummies, I couldn’t help but rattle off ideas for my upcoming meal prep. I knew I wanted to include some Pillsbury products because who doesn’t love a flaky biscuit or warm crescent roll! Am I right? Somehow my hungry imagination thought to put a burger inside a Pillsbury biscuit. So that’s exactly what I did!
Pillsbury Burger Bombs – Serves 8
What you’ll need:
- Laura’s Lean Ground Beef 96% (2-16oz packages…you’ll have a little extra – we chose to make two larger patties to save for leftovers)
- Bacon – 8 slices
- Fat Free Cheese – 4 slices (I used half a slice per burger, you most certainly can use more)
- Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits – 1 container of 8 biscuits
Step 1 – Preparing the patties & bacon:
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the lean ground beef with any seasonings you like. I chose a little salt, pepper and garlic salt.
- Using a food scale, measure out 75 grams of meat and form into small patty. Repeat 8 times.
- Turn on grill.
- While grill is heating up, cook your bacon.
- I chose to cook my bacon in the oven at 350 degrees. I placed foil on a cookie sheet and sprayed with Pam. Cook for 15-30 minutes. Varies based on oven and how crispy you want your bacon.
- The skillet also works.
- Place 8 mini patties on the grill and cook until a little under your desired burger temperature – we cooked them for about 8 minutes on each side.
- Let the bacon and the burgers cool before moving onto the next step.
Step 2 – Making the burger bombs:
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Take biscuits out of container. Flatten them gently with your hands, pulling the dough a bit to stretch the surface area. Be careful not to pull them apart too quickly or else you will risk tearing the dough.
- Break all the bacon strips into fourths. Tear the cheese into halves.
- On the center of each biscuit dough, place a piece of cheese and two pieces of bacon.
- Top with the mini burger patty.
- Top with another piece of cheese and two pieces of bacon.
- Carefully pull the dough up and over the sides and top of burger and pinch the dough together. It’s okay if you have a few tiny openings or if you have a rip, it doesn’t have to be perfect. However, if you’re careful, the dough will fully cover the patty, bacon and cheese.
- Bake for 13-16 minutes.
- Let cool and place in meal prep containers or enjoy!
Comment below if you give these a try!
I’d also love to hear some of your Pillsbury cooking ideas!