CommonGround volunteer Molly Aden shares her recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs with Pure Nebraska viewers.

Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Your favorite dough recipe or frozen dough thawed
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickles finely chopped – optional
  • salt and pepper to taste when browning meat


  • Cook bacon until crispy.
  • Remove bacon from pan and drain fat. 
  • Add onion and ground beef to pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • In a bowl, combine ground beef, onion, bacon, ketchup, mustard, pickles and cheese. Stir.
  • Make dough balls from your thawed or freshly made dough. Take a dough ball and flatten it to about ¼” thickness. Add a heaping tablespoon a filling to the center of the flattened dough. Pinch edges together to create a ball. Place seam side down onto a baking sheet.  Repeat.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • After pulling out of the oven brush with melted butter.


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