- 1.5 lbs Ground BeefThe leaner the better!
- 1 ea Large eggs
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 cup Spinach
- 0.5 cup Yellow Onion
- ¼ cup Dry Parmesan
- 6-7 slices Bacon
- 1 tsp PaprikaOptional
Recently I found several Bacon-Wrapped Burger Roll recipes in a few cookbooks that were published back in 1970s. Naturally, they all had the same two ingredients: bacon strips and ground beef. The filling varied from sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions to tomatoes, cooked rice and cheese. I had spinach and onions, and a little bit of dry Parmesan left so that is what I used in my version. Now, bacon is not a super cheap ingredient, of course. So if you want to make this recipe CHEAPER, or LEANER, go with bacon pieces! Next time I make my burger roll, I’ll try using bacon pieces on top instead of whole bacon slices.
“Bacon – it’s like a high-five for your mouth!” ~ Unknown.
So I cooked my bacon-wrapped burger roll. After my husband finished his dinner, he told me: “You know, I don’t even like meat loaf but that was good!” (And that was after I announced three times that we were going to have BACON-WRAPPED BURGER ROLL for dinner!) So if you like meat loaf but got tired of your old tried-and-true version, give this recipe a try! You might like it as much as we did.
I served my bacon-wrapped burger roll with VINTAGE EASY POTATO CASSEROLE that I made on a fly from frozen tater tots that were feeling lonely, and I can tell you why. I bought them on a whim, threw them in the freezer and abandoned till who knows when. The casserole turned out to be a big success! TATER TOTS’ FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME (actually it disappeared much faster than that)! Check out the recipe here.
Note: It really helps to use a roasting pan for this recipe, however any deep oven-proof pan works. If you use any veggies for the filling, cook them first (sauté). Otherwise you will end up with an annoying crunch on your teeth (unless you prefer that crunchy noise to whatever they show on TV while you’re having your dinner, then go for it!).
Holding up by corners of paper, start rolling hamburger roll. Lift paper up as you keep on rolling to make it easier. Once rolled, transfer it to roasting pan where bacon strips are. Place hamburger roll on top of bacon strips. Wrap bacon strips over hamburger roll. Place in oven and bake on 420F for 40 minutes. Broil on 420F for 5-10 minutes until bacon on top is crisp.
Warning: the fatter ground beef is, the more grease you will see in the in roasting pan. For better results it makes sense to use a roasting pan insert and, if you don't have one, a small cooling rack for cookies can do the trick. In any case, it is important to use a deep pan.