Bacon Cheeseburger Ring

I love looking at Pinterest, there are great pictures of food and great ideas.  There is a recipe from Taste of Home for Cinnamon Wreath Bread, which looks amazing.  I decided to use the idea but make it a main dish for dinner, so Bacon Cheeseburger Ring was born.  I should have put it on a nice serving platter but my husband and sons were ready to dig in, I barely got a picture snapped before it was pulled apart.  We used barbeque sauce for dipping, yum!

Bread:
2 pkt (4½ tsp) dry yeast
1½ cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
2 Tbl sugar
6 Tbl butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tsp season salt
4½ to 5 cups flour

Filling:
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp season salt
1 (3oz) bag real bacon bits, divided
4 Tbl barbecue sauce
1 egg, beaten
3 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
barbecue sauce or ketchup

In large bowl of mixer, dissolve yeast in warm milk.  Sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit until foamy.  Add butter, egg, salt, season salt, and 3 cups flour.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft dough (dough will be sticky).  Knead.  Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, make filling by browning ground beef with onion, remove from heat, and drain.  Mix in season salt, bacon bits (reserve small amount to sprinkle on top), barbeque sauce and egg.

Roll out dough as for cinnamon rolls to approx. 20″x12″.  Sprinkle with about 1¼ cups cheese, then filling then sprinkle another 1¼ cups cheese (save about 1/2 cup cheese for top).  Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side, pinch seam to seal.

Place seam side down on a silpat or sprayed baking sheet, pinch ends together to form a ring.  With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds toward center of ring at about 1″ intervals. Separate strips slightly, twist to allow filling to show.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.  Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Sprinkle remaining cheese and some bacon bits on top for last 5 minutes of baking if desired.  Serve with barbeque sauce, ketchup, or other dipping sauce.  Pull apart, dip, and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Bacon Cheeseburger Ring

    • Thanks Colleen. I just made another one yesterday for some people at Tom’s work who requested it. It is a fun presentation with good dipping!

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