I made Stromboli the other night for dinner and  although I think everyone makes this, I thought maybe not everyone does, so I thought I’d add it here so that everybody can.  Follow me?  Good.

The ingredients can vary.  In the past we’ve made lots of different kinds, but we always come back to this basic one that seems to be a crowd favorite.  I always make two because I’m feeding Ogres, but one would feed a family of four, easily.

I start by browning a pound of hamburger with chopped onion, salt and pepper.


Earlier in the day, I pulled frozen bread dough out of my freezer, covered it with press and seal that was sprayed with Pam and set it on the counter to rise.  Now it’s beautiful and ready for business.


Now the following sequence of pictures must be done swiftly.  What you don’t see in these photos are six hands lurking in the quiet corners ready to snag a bite of hamburger, pepperoni or a handful of mozzarella.  Punks.  (They get this from their father.)

On a floured surface, roll out the dough like so.


Layer your ingredients down the middle of the dough.  Here, I’ve layered pepperoni, hamburger, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella and parmesan.


Want to see a little closer?


Now fold dough like a burrito and pinch together dough at the seams.


Now for the tricky part… flip the dough over so the seam is on the underside and shake your groove thing.  Isn’t this fun?


Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


Slather, smother and drown the top with butter.  (Please note that in the above picture, I had not buttered the top.  Do not do as I do.  Butter the top.  You must butter the top.  A buttered top is a must.  You will thank me later.)

Slice and serve with pizza sauce on top.


Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!  If you give it a try, let me know!  Here’s the recipe.


1 lb. hamburger
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 loaves frozen bread dough
1 jar black olives
1 jar mushrooms
1 – 1 1/2 c. mozzarella
1 c. parmesan
1 – 2 tsp. butter
1 jar pizza sauce

In the morning, lay 2 frozen bread dough loaves out of the freezer in sprayed loaf pans.  Cover with press and seal sprayed with Pam.  Let rise approximately 6 hours.

Brown hamburger and onion with salt and pepper in a pan.  Drain and set aside.

On a floured surface, roll out bread dough and be sure to give it some length.  Layer hamburger, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives and about 1/2 c. of mozzarella and 1/2 c. of parmesan down the middle of dough.

Fold up dough like a burrito and flip seam side to face down.

Bake at 350 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Spread melted butter across the top of baked dough.

Slice and serve with pizza sauce on top.

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