Bisquick Ultimate Cheeseburger Pie.
This is a real thing. How is it that in my f*****y years on this earth, I had never heard of it?
Bisquick was staple in our house. We even had the brown Bisquick canister, used specially and exclusively for Bisquick.
And yet … somehow, I have never had the Cheeseburger Pie.
In all likelihood, I never shall. And neither shall my children. We don’t do Bisquick here.
Why, you ask?
Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), Dextrose, Salt.
That’s why. (And, for the record, you shouldn’t do Bisquick either.)
Now, even though my childhood did not include Cheeseburger Pie, it did include Chicken Salad Pinwheel with Bacon and Cheese.
I have many fond memories of
fighting bartering compromising with my siblings over the last piece of pinwheel. And losing.
My children don’t do chicken salad … not even cheese and bacon could sway them on that. I know. Usually bacon makes everything better. Not here.
But in every life a little pinwheel must fall.
And so Cheeseburger Pinwheel was born. And it was good.
- 1 pound ground meat (we liked turkey the best)
- 2-3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard.
- 3 tablespoons pickle juice
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons brown rice flour (or thickener of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 ounce package Immaculate Baking Company Crescent Rolls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown meat in skillet over medium heat.
- Remove from heat.
- Add ketchup, mustard, pickle juice, flour, onion powder.
- Mix well.
- Stir in cheese.
- Grease a pie pan or the bottom of a jelly roll pan.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and separate.
- Using four of the rolls, make a square by connecting the long end of each roll at the tips. Make sure each triangle is placed the same way so that the straight edge of one roll is next to the slanted edge of the roll next to it.
- Do the same thing with the next four rolls, only this time you'll turn it to make a diamond shape on top of the first square.
- Seems so confusing ... but it makes sense as you do it. Promise.
- Press the rolls to flatten them a bit and give you some room for the goodies.
- Scoop the ground meat deliciousness all around the base of the pinwheel that you just made.
- Fold the top of each roll over the meat and connect it to the "base" by squishing the tip into the bottom dough.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until rolls are cooked (the top will cook more quickly than the bottom).
- I sprinkled shredded cheese on top just at the end, but most of the cheese just slid right off. You can try if you'd like. You may even put some cheese on top before you cook it. If I try it and it works, I'll let you know.
This smells just like a McDonald’s cheeseburger. That was the consensus anyway.
Four out of five gave it 2 thumbs way up, with Mr. Selective deciding in advance of sitting down that he wasn’t going to like it so even though he tried it, he didn’t really try it.
And after this, I don’t really feel like I missed out on that Cheeseburger Pie after all.