Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pockets

Almost every Sunday morning, either Mr. Ginge or I roll out of bed, throw on some coffee and heat up a pan for breakfast.

bacon cheese burger pockets

Our usual rotation includes french toast, bacon and eggs, and sometimes pancakes thrown in. If we are really feeling fancy, we’ll head out to one of the local diners for breakfast.

So it goes with out saying that my initial idea for this month’s Improv Challenge, hosted by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, was to make breakfast.  Except, I could think of anything that I really loved, and that honestly as a challenge.

bacon double cheeseburger pockets

When I noticed some pizza dough in the freezer it hit me. One of my favourite treats when I was a kids was bacon double cheeseburger pizzas. I would  literally beg my dad to order it instead of  the usual pepperoni. We’ve also been on a bit of a calzone kick, every once and a while picking one up when we’re out visiting friends. And with that the idea was born. With a quick egg wash, I had something both delicious and challenge worthy.

Cheeseburger pockets
Bacon Double Cheese Burger Pockets

makes 6 pockets

  • Homemade or store bought pizza dough ( I made my own, but after the disaster I made last time, I used the recipe out of my Kitchen Aid manual ) 
  • 1 lb ( 454 g) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked till crisp
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F/ 180 ° C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large pan, brown the meat, onions, and garlic together, until onions are translucent and meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat and return to the pan. Add the beef broth, barbecue sauce, ketchup and mustard to the pan, stirring to combine.  Simmer the mixture until it is thickened.
  3. Divide the pizza dough into 6 equal sections. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each into a round to about 6 inches/ 15 cm across. I find it easiest to use a rolling pin, but feel free to stretch it out by hand.  Divide the meat mixture between the six rounds. Top with a strip of bacon and 1/3 cup of each of the cheeses.
  4. Fold one edge of the round over, so that you end up with a half moon shape. To seal the pocket, gently press the edges together, then fold over. Transfer to the paper lined sheet.
  5.  Brush each of the tops with some of the beaten egg, making sure to cover along the seams. Sprinkle with the reserved cheddar cheese
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about  15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the dough is golden brown. Let cool on the tray for about 5 minutes, then serve along side a fresh salad.

Don’t forget to check out what others have come up with using Eggs and Bacon!

- Mel


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19 thoughts on “Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pockets

  1. I ♥ calzones! This one looks quite yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. The guys in my family would love this! What a delicious idea for the Improv Challenge.

  3. I am totally drooling over the filling you combined in those pockets. I may have to whip some up to use with my leftover puff pastry dough!

  4. Oh dear, this looks beyond sinful fully delicious – I’m a huge fan of calzones!

  5. Pizza and hamburgers- this is like American food on a plate. Love it! It’s the perfect meal to eat while de-stressing from a busy work week.

  6. This pizza is so rocking!!! This is my definition of comfort food, yummm!

  7. Mmm. Marrying bacon and cheese in pizza dough is always divine. And of course the egg wash adds that lovely golden touch. Great idea, Melissa =)

  8. What a unique calzone!! So creative and I bet it tasted amazing. Yum!

  9. thebetterbaker11

    Favorite breakfast foods all wrapped up (literally!) into one! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

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  12. Rebecca

    I am going to try this tonight with some southwest seasoned ground beef. Taco in a Pocket.

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