Cheeseburger Spirals

Serves 12.

Note: From "Better Homes and Gardens 13 x 9 The Pan That Can."

• 4 1/2 to 5 c. all-purpose flour

• 1 pkg. active dry yeast

• 1 c. milk

• 1 c. mashed cooked potato (see below)

• 1/3 c. butter, cut up

• 3 tbsp. sugar

• 1 1/2 tsp. salt, divided

• 2 eggs

• 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef

• 1/2 c. finely chopped onion

• 1/2 tsp. black pepper

• 1/3 c. ketchup

• 1/4 c. yellow mustard

• 1/4 c. chopped dill pickles

• 1 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

• Sesame seeds, optional


To make mashed potato: Scrub a 10-ounce potato. Prick skin with fork. Microwave 7 minutes or until tender. Halve potato and scoop pulp out of skin; discard skin. Mash pulp. Makes 1 cup mashed.

To make spirals: In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and yeast. In saucepan, heat and stir milk, potato, butter, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt just until warm (120 to 130 degrees) and butter is almost melted. Add to flour mixture along with eggs. Beat with mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).

Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook beef, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper over medium heat until beef is browned; drain. Stir in ketchup and mustard.

Punch down dough. Place on lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Lightly grease a 9- by 13-inch pan.

Roll dough into a 12- by 18-inch rectangle. Top evenly with beef mixture, pickles and cheese, leaving 1 inch unfilled along one long side. Starting from a long side, roll up rectangle into a spiral. Pinch dough to seal seams. Slice roll into 12 pieces. Arrange pieces in prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cover; let rise in warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake about 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near center registers 200 degrees. Covering with foil the last 10 minutes, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Serve warm.