Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Braid

This recipe is for a sort of cheeseburger encased in puff pastry. The boys gave it their stamp of approval so I am sharing the recipe! 


These are all of the ingredients I used to make this, except for an egg.  I always seem to forget something 😕

I started off by browning the ground beef until it was fully cooked.  I also gave it a little hot water rinse because I didn’t want any grease to make the bottom soggy.

I mixed the ketchup and mustard into the ground beef and set aside.

I sliced the tomatoes and wrapped the pickles in paper towel to remove some of the juice.  Then I grated the cheese. 

I unrolled the thawed puff pastry onto parchment paper.  I cut slits on each side about 1 inch wide, the slits being around a third of the width of the puff pastry. 

(I forgot to take a picture before the next step 😳) Now you will spread the ground beef mixture down the middle of the puff pastry,  between the slits.

You can see the slits I cut in the second picture. 

I layered the pickle slices on top of the ground beef. 

Then the tomatoes. 

And finally the grated cheese, reserving about 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top at the end. 

To wrap it up,  I just alternated pulling the strips over the filling, one side at a time and tucking the strips in as I went until all strips were folded over and tucked. 

When I got to the end, I tucked the loose ends underneath the end of the “braid.”

This is what it looked like after braiding. 

I brushed the entire braid with the beaten egg and then sprinkled the remaining grated cheese on top. 

Then I baked it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until it was golden brown and the cheese was melted. 

I sliced it and gave it to the boys for dinner. 


Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Braid

Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking Time : 25 minutes Servings : 4 – 6 


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 
  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef 
  • 1 / 2 cup Ketchup 
  • 2 tbsp. mustard 
  • 6 sliced pickles 
  • 1 tomato 
  • 2 cups grated cheese 
  • 1 egg, beaten 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Brown ground beef until fully cooked then drain and rinse with hot water. 
  3. Add ketchup and mustard to ground beef and stir to combine.  
  4. Unroll puff pastry onto parchment paper. 
  5. Cut slits down each long side of the puff pastry, about 1 inch wide and about a third of the width. 
  6. Spread the ground beef mixture down the middle of the puff pastry. 
  7. Lay pickles and then tomatoes on top of the ground beef. 
  8. Sprinkle all but 1 / 2 cup of the grated cheese over the filling. 
  9. Braid the slits by folding one side and thenthe other over the mixture. 
  10. When you reach the end, tuck the remaining slit (s) under the end of the braid.
  11. Brush entire braid with beaten egg. 
  12. Sprinkle remaining grated cheese on top. 
  13. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. 
  14. Slice and serve. 

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