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Sunday, May 22, 2011


Makes approx 50
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 package [ need 50 total] frozen bread dinner rolls thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Ketchup
  • 1 package American cheese, 12 ounces, thinly sliced and cut to fit meatballs


  1. In bowl, mix ground beef, salt, and pepper. Shape 1/4 ounce at a time into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Broil or grill 1 minute per side.Top with ketchup, and cheese.
  2. Preheat convection oven to 375 degrees or conventional oven to 350 degrees. Coat parchment-lined baking sheet with cooking spray. Roll dough around each meatball ; place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Let stand in a warm place until dough doubles in bulk, 20 minutes.
  3. Brush egg wash over dough; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Cool  on rack.
  4. At serving time, preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  5. Place burgers on baking sheet; 2 to 3 minutes ; serve.