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Cheeseburger Pockets

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Place 2 biscuits overlapping on a floured surface; roll out into a 5-in. oval. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture on 1 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.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Prick tops with a fork. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 299 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1101mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.
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  • Susan
    May 15, 2020

    Pat, we loved these Cheeseburger Pockets! Thanks for sharing such a wonderfully simple, but delicious recipe. I like the way they can be easily adapted to individual tastes. I prepare them as directed, but with a few additions to suit our tastes. My twists: Add 1/2 clove garlic

  • Aub
    May 11, 2020

    Tastes awesome!

  • Joseph
    Aug 19, 2019

    I added cumin, coriander, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, green peppers, garlic powder, and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Our house has lactose issues so substituted lactose free cheese (Vermont cheddar in this case). Used jumbo biscuits instead of regular ones. Will likely make again, just too quick and easy to ignore.

  • Wieners
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 10, 2013

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

  • krazykatz
    Apr 27, 2013

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