Super Fantastic Cheeseburger Pockets

I have one word for the Cheesy Burger Pockets recipe, delicious! I was skeptical that they would turn out greasy and runny but nothing was further from the truth. These were juicy yet not greasy, flavorful and very yummy. This recipe can be prepared ahead of time by mixing and cooking up the hamburger at home. The dough can also be prepared ahead of time so all you have to do is cook them once you get to the site. Premade dough can also be used instead of homemade to make it easier. This will save a lot of time and make clean up a snap. Dutch oven liners are great for the baking portion of the recipe.

Cheeseburger Pockets – Tips

Lean ground beef works best or any lean meat, this keeps the grease down but still retains a lovely flavor because of all the yummy ingredients. Also, don’t overcook the burgers when you are frying them up. They will be in the oven for another 20 minutes while the bread bakes so you don’t want to cook these for more than 5 minutes on each side.

Cheeseburger Pockets – Twist

Try using canned biscuits instead of bread dough for the breading. Another twist is to use crescent rolls instead of bread for a buttery taste to the cheeseburger pockets. Experiment with different high-quality cheeses to give the dish delicious twist.

Dutch Oven Liners


Cheeseburger Pockets

A fun delicious twist on a cheeseburger. This is the most flavorful burger you will ever taste.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 957 kcal
Author Barbara Tidwell


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or buffalo
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 dash salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 lb frozen bread dough (thawed)
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Peel and mince the onion. Combine the ground beef, relish, onion, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  2. Stir well and form into 4 patties.

  3. Cook the patties with olive oil in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Sprinkle a large cutting board liberally with flour.

  5. Roll each piece into a flattened rectangle at least twice as wide and three times as long as the cheese slices.

  6. Place one slice of cheese in the center of a piece of dough.

  7. Place one of the cooled cooked beef patties on the cheese slice, and top with the second slice of cheese on top.

  8. Fold the dough up and over the edges of the meat and cheese and pinch the dough together around the edges, sealing it completely.

  9. Arrange in a Dutch oven with the seam side facing downward. Brush the tops with the melted butter and poke with a fork.

  10. Cover and move to a warm area for 20 minutes to allow the dough to rise.

  11. After dough has risen, cook at about 425° for about 20 minutes, or until dough appears fully baked and golden brown.