Weird Dreams Do Come True: Cheeseburger Pop Tarts

The Spruce
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings
Ratings (5)

Morning, noon or late night—there’s no wrong time for a cheeseburger pop tart. This savory pastry is filled with seasoned ground beef, mixed with shredded Colby-Jack and grilled to a crisp-outside, steamy-inside perfection. Serve with ketchup for dipping, and make it a complete meal with a side of tots.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. minced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack/Colby shredded cheese blend
  • 14 oz refrigerated prepared pizza dough sheet
  • 6 slices white American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash

How to Make It

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add oil and ground beef. With a wooden spoon, stir occasionally and break up beef into small crumbles.

  2. Once meat is browned, add salt, onion and garlic and mix well.

  3. After a minute or two, add worcestershire sauce and shredded cheese, and stir until combined and the cheese is melted. Remove cheeseburger mixture from heat and set aside.

  4. Working quickly with chilled dough, roll out a prepared pizza crust. Cut into 6 squares.

  1. Place one slice of American cheese onto three of the squares. Top each cheese slice with ⅓ cup cheeseburger mixture, spreading it out slightly. Place sweet relish on top of meat mixture, then cover with one more slice of American cheese.

  2. Brush egg wash on the edges of the dough, then top with the remaining prepared pizza dough squares. Use a fork to seal the edges, and trim excess dough if necessary.

  3. Cook on a griddle over medium heat for 5 minutes per side, or until dough is cooked through.
  4. Serve with tater tots and ketchup.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 953
Total Fat 70 g
Saturated Fat 37 g
Unsaturated Fat 22 g
Cholesterol 300 mg
Sodium 1,572 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 72 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)