This recipe is for a sort of cheeseburger encased in puff pastry. The boys gave it their stamp of approval so I am sharing the recipe!
These are all of the ingredients I used to make this, except for an egg. I always seem to forget something 😕
I started off by browning the ground beef until it was fully cooked. I also gave it a little hot water rinse because I didn’t want any grease to make the bottom soggy.
I mixed the ketchup and mustard into the ground beef and set aside.
I sliced the tomatoes and wrapped the pickles in paper towel to remove some of the juice. Then I grated the cheese.
I unrolled the thawed puff pastry onto parchment paper. I cut slits on each side about 1 inch wide, the slits being around a third of the width of the puff pastry.
(I forgot to take a picture before the next step 😳) Now you will spread the ground beef mixture down the middle of the puff pastry, between the slits.
You can see the slits I cut in the second picture.
I layered the pickle slices on top of the ground beef.
Then the tomatoes.
And finally the grated cheese, reserving about 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top at the end.
To wrap it up, I just alternated pulling the strips over the filling, one side at a time and tucking the strips in as I went until all strips were folded over and tucked.
When I got to the end, I tucked the loose ends underneath the end of the “braid.”
This is what it looked like after braiding.
I brushed the entire braid with the beaten egg and then sprinkled the remaining grated cheese on top.
Then I baked it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until it was golden brown and the cheese was melted.
I sliced it and gave it to the boys for dinner.
Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Braid
Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking Time : 25 minutes Servings : 4 – 6
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 lb. Lean ground beef
- 1 / 2 cup Ketchup
- 2 tbsp. mustard
- 6 sliced pickles
- 1 tomato
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
- Brown ground beef until fully cooked then drain and rinse with hot water.
- Add ketchup and mustard to ground beef and stir to combine.
- Unroll puff pastry onto parchment paper.
- Cut slits down each long side of the puff pastry, about 1 inch wide and about a third of the width.
- Spread the ground beef mixture down the middle of the puff pastry.
- Lay pickles and then tomatoes on top of the ground beef.
- Sprinkle all but 1 / 2 cup of the grated cheese over the filling.
- Braid the slits by folding one side and thenthe other over the mixture.
- When you reach the end, tuck the remaining slit (s) under the end of the braid.
- Brush entire braid with beaten egg.
- Sprinkle remaining grated cheese on top.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Slice and serve.