Hidden Cheeseburger


I decided to try this recipe I had thought up and we loved it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 small dill pickles, minced

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed

  • 8 slices American cheese

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Combine the ground beef, pickles, onion, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the hamburger patties in the hot oil until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for well done.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside. Cover a flat surface with the flour. Divide the bread dough into 4 even pieces; roll each piece into a flattened rectangle on the floured surface at least twice the size of the American cheese slices. Place one slice of American cheese on each piece of dough; top each with one of the cooked patties and another slice of American cheese. Fold the dough over the top of the meat and cheese. Pinch the dough around the edges to seal completely. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet with the seam side facing downward. Brush the tops with the melted butter; move to a warm area and allow to rise for 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread has browned, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1037 Calories
56g Fat
62g Carbs
67g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1037
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 71%
Saturated Fat 24g 118%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 1958mg 85%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 67g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 362mg 28%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 700mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.