Cheeseburger Pockets Recipe
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Cheeseburger Pockets Recipe

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Ground beef is my favorite meat to cook with because it's so versatile, flavorful and economical. Refrigerated biscuits save you the trouble of making dough from scratch.—Pat Chambless, Crowder, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 5 slices process American cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 299 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1101mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and cool.
  2. Place two biscuits overlapping on a floured surface; roll out into a 5-in. oval. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture on one side. Fold a cheese slice to fit over meat mixture. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining biscuits, meat mixture and cheese.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Prick tops with a fork. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 5 servings.
Pricking the tips of Cheeseburger Pockets helps steam escape during baking. If you don't do this, the pockets will puff up and may break open.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Pockets in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p263

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Wieners User ID: 1845812 249731
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"After reading the reviews I decided to cook bacon to go in the beef mixture, along with adding ketchup and seasoned salt. I definitely will make this again, probably will try BBQ sauce in meat mix, next time."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 243211
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"As written they are simple and good, but could use some oomph, some steak seasoning or whatever you like to put in your burger mix. Next time I'd add ketchup and mustard either to the mixture, or as a glaze on the outside of the pockets. I am not a fan of American Cheese, so I used shredded cheddar. You could also brush the outside with egg wash and sprinkle on some sesame seeds."

donnarose60 User ID: 8585792 235596
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Haven't made them yet. Can you freeze these if so for how long & heating instructions please ? Be nice to have on hand when all of a sudden I have the grandkids for dinner."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 218375
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"These hit the comfort spot with me - typical American kids food!! My husband really enjoyed them and they were a nice change from usual meat/potatoes. I used sausage meat cuz that's what I had, seasoned it with garlic and a blob of cheez whiz on top cuz I didn't have cheese slices. You could really put whatever meat/herbs/seasonings you wanted in these and they would turn out yummy!"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 47484
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"My very picky husband and son really enjoyed these. To save time I use dried minced onion vs. chopping fresh. They were super easy and fast to put together for weeknight dinner and my son could help which is a plus since he's 3. Also think we can easily customize to try different flavors, tastes and still appeal to their specific requests. Next time I think I'd add some diced tomatoes or green pepper to try for a more Mexican flavor. We'll make these again for sure!"

spiker1 User ID: 264159 203955
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"The family loved these. Will be making them again soon."

gusbella User ID: 6189726 74791
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"bad the whole family didn't like it"

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 43762
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"Very good. Easy to make and had a good taste. I only used one biscuit for each pocket, which made more and they are good reheated. This is a keeper!!!"

Queenmumv66 User ID: 5989942 29370
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"My 3 teens loved them, I used about a pound and a quarter of burger and 2 tubes of the dough. Omitted onions.My kids want to deep fry them next time, so we may try that!"

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 84057
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I made them with ground beef and sauteed onions. Delicious! I love that you could stuff the pockets with whatever ingredients you wanted to."

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