This Easy Hamburger Pinwheels or Cheeseburger Roll Ups recipe with ground beef or other meat shows you how to cook pinwheels with bacon, cheese and more.
Hamburger Roll Recipe
No matter what you call these, or which ground meat you use, this hamburger roll recipe will not disappoint! I am about to show you how to cook beef pinwheels in the easiest, most flavorful way.
The flavors in every bite of these easy hamburger pinwheels are truly mouthwatering! Wait until you try them.
Of course you can use a homemade dough or Bisquick but we have opted to use a tube of refrigerated pizza dough to make these terrific cheeseburger pinwheels.
Super easy and such a time saver.
The results are incredible and so much less effort required to make this wonderful breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack!
How can you not give this versatile and DELICIOUS ground meat pinwheel recipe a try?
Bacon and Ground Beef Recipes
Many believe, including my family, that bacon and ground beef recipes are the best. Bacon and ground beef do go beautifully together.
That being said, bacon is a fabulous addition if you're a bacon lover, but definitely not a requirement, especially if you're not!
These ground beef roll ups already include a little mustard, onion, ketchup, cheese and as I stated, bacon, if desired.
You can easily use purchased bacon crumble or pieces but I always prefer to make my own.
I either throw some bacon slices, in between paper towel, into the microwave until crisp or into the fry pan or bake in the oven.
We tried placing cooked bacon strips across the mixture before rolling it and found these cheeseburger roll ups too difficult and messy to eat.
I urge you, if you're going to use bacon, to crumble it and add it to your meat pinwheel mixture.
I try and add it at every opportunity, but it's not always possible.
Regardless, you can never go wrong making these tasty cheeseburger pinwheels with or without bacon.
Ground Beef Roll Ups
Easy hamburger pinwheels can be easily dipped in ketchup, mustard or any hamburger topping will do!
Honestly anything you can think of will work as a dip. If you even need one!
As always, I encourage you to taste your ground beef mixture, or whatever ground meat you're using, and see if it needs anything at all.
You might want to add some heat. Maybe add some hot sauce or sriracha maybe. My son always does.
He chops up jalapenos or chipotle peppers in adobo and will add them as well.
More mustard, add extra or try a different kind of mustard. You can always add more than one kind to your meat mixture.
Always remember to taste, taste and taste again before baking these cheeseburger roll ups, or anything else for that matter.
You need to make sure you enjoy the flavors in the ground beef roll ups mixture before wasting your time rolling these easy hamburger pinwheels!
I always have this need to encourage everyone to adjust flavors as they go to suit personal tastes. I just can't help myself! Hope you don't mind!
That being said, if you prefer, make the recipe exactly as written the first time and you can always go from there. I believe this cheeseburger roll ups recipe is delicious just as it is.
You will learn how to cook beef pinwheels for the first time. Then you can decide whether you want or need to alter seasonings or flavors for the next time you make this amazing cheeseburger roll ups recipe.
There will be a next time.
Cheeseburger Roll Ups
Ken loves making these easy hamburger pinwheels for breakfast or brunch too. He uses ground sausage, not always the breakfast kind, and always places a sunny side up or over easy egg right on top!
The runny yolk tastes so delicious all over these meat pinwheels. I always try to make sure that I save enough yolk for every bite!
My husband is much smarter about it. He prepares three cheeseburger pinwheels on a plate, all touching each other. Next, he places two and sometimes three eggs on top of them.
He loves a little egg on every bite.
I can't tell you how tasty these meat pinwheels are filled with sausage, especially for breakfast.
As I mentioned, breakfast sausage tastes fabulous but sausage lovers have to try honey garlic, chorizo or Italian, mild or hot depending on your personal tastes.
With or without adding the bacon too. These cheeseburger roll ups are just that so super tasty and versatile! A terrific way to start the day!
There is cheese inside these meat pinwheels. We have listed roughly the amounts we use but really the amount is up to you. You can use as much or as little as you want.
When I make ground beef roll ups I use much more cheese then Ken does. I just love cheese and I love making these easy hamburger pinwheels!
Usually, I go with a cheddar or cheddar mozzarella blend. Maybe some Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheeses too!
All cheeses work and work well in these cheeseburger pinwheels.
I hope you'll experiment and have some fun!
I tried placing cheese slices underneath the meat mixture on the dough and wasn't as happy with the results.
When you add the cheese directly into the meat mixture the cheeseburger pinwheels taste better and the dough appears to cook better too, in my opinion.
We also, on occasion, when our close friends are here, will place an extra pinch of shredded cheese on top of each cheeseburger pinwheel and allow the cheese to melt.
Usually a good sized pinch does just fine.
If you're a cheese lover you might just want to do this. My friends son is the one who usually adds the pinch of cheese. He watches it melt in the oven, every time he comes over.
The smile on his face watching cheese melt on these ground beef roll ups is absolutely priceless.
He has been doing this exact same practice since he was about 3, maybe 4. His mother and I wonder if he will still be doing this when he enters the teenage years. lol
At least we have decided we won't worry about it until then and luckily there are still quite a few years to go! ?
As I already mentioned, you can use whichever ground meat you prefer or have on hand to make cheeseburger pinwheels.
Learning how to cook beef pinwheels could not be easier. I'm telling you that you will be so glad you tried this recipe!
We have used all of the different ground meats at one time or another. Regardless of which ground meat you choose, this recipe will not disappoint!
I have even used a soy based crumble and no one even noticed.
I was having a friend over that doesn't eat meat at all. She and everyone else devoured all of them.
My meat eaters didn't even notice the soy based crumble.
Otherwise we have used ground turkey or a blend of ground pork and turkey. I just find the pork prevents the lean turkey or even chicken from drying out.
A ground beef and pork blend works well.
You see, I could list all of the possible ground meat options available and the bottom line is they all taste AMAZING! I'm not even joking.
Haven't tasted a meat pinwheel yet I didn't enjoy or EVER been left with leftovers.
Learning how to cook beef pinwheels couldn't be easier!
This meat pinwheel or hamburger roll recipe is that good. Really.
Ingredients for Hamburger Roll Recipe
- ground meat
- worcestershire sauce
- bacon, cooked and crumbled, if desired
- tube of pizza dough
How to Cook Beef Pinwheels
Prepare a muffin pan with either 6 or 12 holes.
In a large skillet cook ground meat, onion, salt and pepper.
Remove skillet from heat and add ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and mustard.
Allow mixture to cool down for a few minutes.
Add shredded cheese and bacon, if using. Stir until incorporated.
Taste the mixture to see if you prefer more cheese, ketchup or mustard.
Open your tube of dough according to package directions.
Unroll dough and roll out into a large rectangle.
Spread hamburger mixture evenly over top of the dough.
Roll, starting at the longer sides, into a tight log.
Slice into 6 or 10-12 pinwheels.
Place each in one into a hole in your prepared muffin pan.
Bake until they are a nice golden brown color.
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Easy Hamburger Pinwheels
- 1 tablespoon olive or another vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon dijon or yellow mustard
- 1 pound ground meat, any variety
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup cheese, shredded, your favorite variety additional 1 cup of cheese, if desired
- 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
- ½ - 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled, if desired
- cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with either 6 or 12 holes. Coat with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large skillet, over medium to medium high heat, place oil and wait for it to shimmer or until a drop of water flicked in it dances. Add beef, salt and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon, breaking up the meat as you go into small pieces. Continue until brown, around 7 minutes.
- Add onion and cook for a minute or two until tender.
- Remove skillet from heat and add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Set aside until cooled down, about 10 minutes.
- Add 1 cup of your shredded cheddar. Stir until incorporated. You have the option to add bacon and some more cheese if you want to or think it is needed. Taste the mixture to see if you prefer more ketchup or mustard as well.
- Open your tube of dough according to package directions. Unroll dough and grab your rolling pin. Roll out into a large rectangle.
- Spread hamburger mixture evenly over top of the dough, leaving a ¾ inch border.
- Roll, starting at the longer sides, into a tight log. Just like rolling up a carpet!
- Slice into 6 or 10-12 pinwheels (does your muffin pan have 6 or 12 holes?) The number of pinwheels will depend on your log size, or how thick you slice the pinwheels. Ideally your pinwheels should be around 1 inch thick.
- Place each in one into a hole in your prepared muffin pan. Bake until they are a nice golden brown color, around 20 minutes, sometimes less, sometimes more.
- On occasion, I add a pinch of shredded cheese on top of each pinwheel once they are cooked. I allow the cheese to melt while the pinwheels are resting in the muffin pan. Regardless, allow pinwheels to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before serving. Enjoy!