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Cheeseburger bombs

Total Time
50 min
30 min
20 min
Your family will love these fun, handheld burger-filled biscuits. They start with our two-ingredient dough, which is flattened out and stuffed with all the components of your favorite cheeseburger: seasoned ground beef, cooked onions, cheddar cheese, mustard, and dill pickles. The result is nothing short of classic burger bliss. They hold up well when made ahead and refrigerated, so you can get a head start or know that leftovers will be delicious. To reheat cooked, refrigerated bombs, arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and heat in the oven at 300°F for 10 to 15 minutes.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Uncooked extra lean ground beef 96 % lean 4% fat

8 oz

Uncooked onion

1 cup(s), chopped, finely chopped

Table salt

¼ tsp

White self-rising flour

1 cup(s), plus more for sprinkling

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

1 cup(s)

Reduced fat cheddar cheese

½ cup(s), shredded, sharp variety

Unsweetened dill pickle

¼ cup(s), chopped


4 tsp, plus more for serving (optional)


1 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Dried sesame seed kernels

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium-high. Spray pan with nonstick spray. Add beef, onion, and salt and cook, stirring to crumble meat, until beef is cooked through and onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir flour and yogurt with wooden spoon until just combined. Knead dough in bowl with your hands until smooth, about 2 minutes. If dough is too sticky to knead, sprinkle with more flour, 1 tbsp at a time, until no longer sticky. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Place large piece of parchment paper on work surface and sprinkle with flour. Place dough on parchment. Use knife to cut dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten into 5-inch round. Arrange 1 tbsp cheese in middle of each round. Top with about 2 tbsp beef, 11⁄2 tsp pickles, and 1⁄2 tsp mustard. Pull edges of dough up and over filling and pinch edges to seal. (If dough tears, pinch it back together.)
  4. On parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange dough balls, seam-side down. Brush dough balls with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Broil for additional minute for more browning. Serve with mustard for dipping (if using).
  5. Serving size: 2 cheeseburger bombs