This is one of the most amazing casseroles I've ever made. It literally tastes like a McDonald's Cheeseburger. I cannot describe the awesomeness. After Sean finished his first helping, he said, and I quote, "So, we're having this every day now, right?!". I found this on the Taste of Home website, here is the link. I used a little less cheese, and more mustard. This time I have pictures of the whole process!
So here it is, the fabulous, amazing, cheeseburger casserole.
First, brown 1 lb ground beef and 1/4 cup onion, diced.
Next, add 1/4 of garlic dill pickle, dice, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup water and 1 to 1.5 Tbsp mustard. I personally have a small mustard addiction, so I used 1.5 Tbsp. Once you stir it up, it should like like the picture on the right.
Pour all into a 9x9 Casserole dish. This recipe is suppose to make 6 servings. To that, I say HA! You haven't seen my husband eat. This is 4 servings.
Next, you'll need an 8 oz tube of crescent rolls, enough cheese to fit in a layer in the casserole, about a Tbsp of milk, and sesame seeds. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of cheese, I didn't really think it needed that much. If you were grating cheese, this is about 3/4 cup. Layer the cheese over top of the beef mixture.
Then, you add the crescent roll as the crust. What I usually do is just mash the whole thing into a ball and roll it out with my rolling pin, but you can do what works best for you. Pinching the seams never really works for me, unfortunately. You also may be able to see that I did not roll it out to fit all the way to the edges. I did this so there would be some steam escape instead of slicing into my just-rolled dough. You can make slices for steam escape if you like, this is just my preference. Next, brush milk on the top, and add the sesame seeds. Then bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
And THIS is the finished product.
The bubbly cheesy goodness spilling out. This was so amazing. This is my favorite picture right now. Doesn't it even sort of look like a cheeseburger?!
Here is the ingredient list:
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
1 - 1.5 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cups Cheddar cheese, sliced or grated (more if you want)
1 can 8 oz can Crescent Roll
1 Tbsp Milk
1 - 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
I hope your endeavors to make this turn out as awesome as ours did! This is definitely a make again meal for us.