tonight's experimental dinner -- cheeseburger "lasagna"

San Jose, California
April 12, 2018 8:51pm CST
I got this idea from a large family blog I've been reading, and it seemed like a good way to use up the dinner rolls I had that were starting to go stale. After cutting the rolls in half, I put the bottoms in a buttered 9x13 dish, spooned browned ground beef mixed with ketchup and mustard over them, topped that with cheese, and then put the top part of the rolls on top, and popped it in the oven while I got the rest of dinner together. It seems to be okay. I added pickle slices to mine when I ate it. I think next time I'd cover the pan with foil as the rolls got a bit toasty. Photo isn't mine, but is of a similar dish.
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@andriaperry (46515)
• United States
13 Apr
Interesting! I made a pizza.
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
Which toppings did you use?
• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Apr
I love pizza.
@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Apr
I love that you used your dinner rolls, we do a lot of that kind of thing to use up what we have on hand. I hate for anything to get thrown out, to me that is tossing money out the door.
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
I got the dinner rolls off of the grocery store's "day old" shelf too, a bag of 30 rolls for $2! We used them for sloppy joes, for these burgers, for BBQ chicken sandwiches, and I'm using the last ones to make a bread pudding for breakfast.
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
Also, do you read Amy Maryon's blog or watch her videos? She also has 10 kids and I got the idea from one of her recipes.
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@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Apr
@spiderdust no I will have to look her up, that might be some interesting reading.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
25 Apr
If we ate hamburger I would do this. I wonder if would work with ground turkey. Were having BBQ ranch Salad with chicken strips
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• San Jose, California
28 Apr
I think it would work very well with ground turkey.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 May
@spiderdust I might need to try it that way. Looks yummy.
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• San Jose, California
4 May
@thislittlepennyearns I think it's the kind of recipe you could play around with.
@ridingbet (47193)
• Philippines
13 Apr
i can imagine the food you prepared with the way you described it. for me, any food prepared with love is not just okay, but well and great.
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
It gave me some good ideas for other ways to do this... I wonder how ground beef mixed with beef gravy and onions would do? It would almost be like a cheesesteak, or maybe taste like a French dip.
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@ridingbet (47193)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@spiderdust oh, if we saute ground beef with sliced potatoes and carrots, of course with onions, it is already a dish. all the more if there is broth
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• San Jose, California
16 Apr
@ridingbet That does sound really good right now.
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@porwest (2634)
• United States
16 Apr
It actually sounds delicious. Never thought of doing a dish like this, but it certainly sounds interesting.
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• San Jose, California
16 Apr
I may try it again if I find more bags of day old rolls at the store.
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@porwest (2634)
• United States
16 Apr
@spiderdust It's a good use of them, and saves some money too. I call that win, win.
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@Courtlynn (65674)
• United States
13 Apr
my brother has shared this on facebook, so I guess he wants to try it some time.
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
The cheeseburger lasagna idea?
@Courtlynn (65674)
• United States
14 Apr
@KrauseHome (34995)
• United States
14 Apr
Interesting ... We had Tacos without a shell
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
More like a taco salad or taco bowl?
@JohnRoberts (52282)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Apr
Interesting. I would try one.
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• San Jose, California
14 Apr
Half the kids liked it, the other half preferred sloppy joes. I think it's one to try again.
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@ivanituut (1954)
13 Apr
I want one, maybe I'll do experimental also
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
It's an interesting way to use the rolls. With stale bread I usually make a bread pudding.
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
I'm planning on doing that with the remaining rolls.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
14 Apr
@spiderdust Those that have dried and become hard as rocks are good to prepare bread crumbs.
@DianneN (74463)
• United States
14 Apr
It sounds quite tasty, but I can imagine the rolls getting too toasty on top.
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
They did, which is why I'll cover it next time.
@NJChicaa (36987)
• United States
13 Apr
Interesting idea. I think I'd call it a casserole instead of a lasagna.
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
You're probably right. I was thinking of the different layers, which is why I thought of "lasagna".
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@rheicel (7334)
• Philippines
13 Apr
Ooh yummy I love lasagna. Can I have one?
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
It wasn't an actual lasagna. Did you read my post?
@TRBRocks420 (73907)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Apr
Very creative and, sounds good too.
• San Jose, California
14 Apr
I liked having one of the leftovers for lunch!
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Apr
I hate mustard but love ketchup and pickles.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Apr
I love burgers and lasagna.
14 Apr
looks ravishing!!!
@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
14 Apr
Looks like something that I'll try.
@RasmaSandra (16585)
• Riga, Latvia
13 Apr
Sounds good. Great idea.
@Icydoll (13160)
• India
13 Apr
Interesting one dear friend sounds good experiment