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“This is my newest thing to do. I am in love with this meal and all its variations. There is no way to eat just 1, every time I serve this people eat 2 or more. It's so fun to tell your company you're serving bacon cheeseburgers, and then put this down on their plates. Same taste different look!...”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
2 burgers
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 slice bacon
  • 462.94 g package breadsticks, such as Pillsbury
  • 6 hamburger patties, precooked, and cooled (use your favorite hamburger recipe here, whatever you like! 1 pound should be enough as the patty )
  • 29.58 ml butter
  • 29.58 ml flour
  • 236.59 ml milk
  • 295.73 ml gouda cheese or 295.73 ml cheddar cheese
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with
  • 14.79 ml water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook the bacon half way through, so it is still pliable.
  3. Unroll dough; separate into 6 (2-breadstick) portions. Seal seam halfway up length of each portion; place 1 strip of bacon of EACH breadstick.
  4. Place 1 hamburger patty in the center on top of the bacon.
  5. Holding dough and ball in one hand, stretch dough strips over balls, crisscrossing and tucking ends under opposite side; place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Brush tops with egg wash and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  7. While that bakes, make the cheese sauce.
  8. In a small heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  9. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the milk, cook until thicken, 2-3 minutes.
  10. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the cheese in a figure-eight motion until melted, about 2 minutes.
  11. Drizzle cheese on top of the breadstick burgers, and voila!
  12. Variations:
  13. Italian: Use meatballs inside, use a mozzarella cheese, and add a little marinara sauce.
  14. Mexican: Layer chicken breasts in Mexican seasonings, add sautéed bell peppers and onions, and top with a Mexican blend of cheeses.
  15. Chicken Cordon Blue: inside layer a sautéed chicken breast, slice of ham, thyme, and top with Swiss cheese gravy.
  16. Southern: Use a barbecued pulled pork or beef, and top with the cheddar gravy, serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.

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