Pocket Burger

October  4, 2022
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

If I were at a fair I would want food thats easy to eat while on the go keeping mess to a minimum, so I created this pocket burger. I made pizza dough, my no knead, quick rise dough, and filled with burgers, onions, mushrooms, cheese and a sriracha mayonaise. The burgers are really moist and juicy even though I used lean ground sirloin. You can fill with whatever you like it's very adaptable. —sdebrango

What You'll Need
  • The dough, burgers and fixings
  • 1 recipe pizza dough. Make your own, buy it frozen, get if from a pizzaria. I used my easy no knead dough here is the link
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin- 90%
  • 1 medium size onion (I used vidalia)chopped
  • 10 ounces mushrooms (I used button) sliced
  • olive oil to coat pan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Putting it all together
  • Pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup Mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • cooked onions and mushroom
  • 4 slices swiss cheese (or whatever type of cheese you like)
  • olive oil to brush on dough before and after baking
  • sea salt
  1. The dough, burgers and fixings
  2. If you are making homemade dough you can cook and prep the ingredients while the dough is rising. Coat pan with olive oil, add the chopped onion and cook until onion is caramelized. Remove onions from pan, add a little more olive oil and fry the sliced mushrooms until they are soft. Remove from pan and set both the onions and mushrooms aside.
  3. Make the hamburger patties, they should be 4 inches round and 2 inches thick. Salt and pepper both sides. Cook the burgers in the same pan you cooked the onions and mushrooms in. Get the pan good and hot and sear the burgers on both sides. The inside of the burger will be raw. Set the burgers aside. All the components should be room temperature when you put the sandwiches together.
  1. Putting it all together
  2. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Mix the mayo and sriracha. On a floured surface roll your dough into a thin round, using a 6 inch cutter (I used a saucer and cut around it) cut out enough rounds for 4 sandwiches 2 rounds per sandwich (8 rounds total) place 4 rounds on parchment lined baking sheet, place a burger in the middle of each, spread a tablespoon of sriracha mayo on top of each burger spread it all over the top of the burger, add a heaping tablespoon each of onions and mushrooms on top of each burger and top with cheese.
  3. Top each with another dough round and press edges together, rolling and pressing to make sure you have a strong seal. Brush each with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown, Remove from oven, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Let rest for 10-15 minutes. The burgers should be med/med rare.
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I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.

10 Reviews

arielleclementine August 11, 2011
What a beautiful and clever recipe! Looks amazing :)
wssmom August 10, 2011
This means my shirt will be clean afterward! Yay!
inpatskitchen August 8, 2011
I must tell you .. these look so delicious!
aargersi August 8, 2011
What a great idea! You could also do minis for party snacks. Love it! The options are endless!!!!
lapadia August 7, 2011
Love this sandwich, love the easy dough and love the photo, what else...? it!
creamtea August 6, 2011
This is what I'd want too. Yum!
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 6, 2011
Yum!!! I would add chunk pickle slices and roasted tomatoes cause thats how I roll. Nice recipe!
EmilyC August 6, 2011
This looks delicious! It reminds me of a Runza, which is a stuffed sandwich with beef, onion, and cabbage ... a Nebraska speciality. I love them.
SKK August 6, 2011
Great recipe! Thank you for sharing it.
boulangere August 6, 2011