April 8, 2011

Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts


I cannot tell you how much I love these cheeseburger flatbread melts. I love them. I think I could eat just about anything that was enveloped in this delicious buttery flatbread. It knocks my socks off. These little melts are so easy to throw together for a quick, simple dinner. Bubbly, chewy flatbread is topped with hamburger beef smothered in a delicious savory sauce and loaded with plenty of shredded cheddar cheese.

What’s not to love?


To make this no-frills delight start with 1/2 pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained.


We’ll be adding these fine ingredients to make a beefy sauce that’s absolutely loaded with flavor.


One package of dry onion soup mix.




Garlic and mustard.


And water and apple cider vinegar.


Give this a stir and set it aside to simmer over low heat. It smells fabulous right now.


Meanwhile, grab your canola oil and a large, heavy bottomed skillet.


Heat two tablespoons over medium heat.


While that’s heating up up, we’re going to work on our flatbread. Break out the thin crust pizza dough for this flatbread!


Divide it into six equal sections.


And roll them out…


Until they are uh, mostly round in shape. I did the best I could here.


By the time they are all rolled out, the oil should be hot and shimmering.


Add the dough — it should sizzle, baby!


Let these cook about 1 minute per side until golden brown and bubbly. I cannot tell you how much I love this flatbread.


Take a piece of your thin, chewy flatbread — I let mine get a little brown here, but if that happens, just put the brown side up. We’re about to load it up with toppings and no one will ever be the wiser.


Top with the hot and bubbly beef mixture.


And plenty of shredded cheddar cheese.




When you get ready to eat, simply fold and enjoy! No utensils necessary.

I see a lot more of this flatbread in my future.

Hamburger + taco seasoning + cheddar = Taco Flatbread Melt.
Hamburger + spaghetti sauce + mozzarella = Lasagna Flatbread Melt.
Flatbread + fresh rosemary + sea salt = *faint*

Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts

1/2 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
11 oz thin crust pizza dough
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown and drain ground beef. Add water, vinegar, onion soup mix, ketchup, mustard and garlic. Stir to combine and simmer over low heat. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp canola oil over medium heat in a large, heavy bottomed skillet. Divide the pizza dough into six equal portions and roll into a round, tortilla-like shape. Fry the dough for one minute on each side or until golden brown and bubbly. Remove to a paper towel to drain. Top with beef mixture and shredded cheese.

Makes 6 flatbread melts
. Click here for Nutritional Information.

(To double this recipe, double everything except the dry onion soup mix)

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Chrissy April 8, 2011 at 12:39 am

How fun! I will totally be giving these a try, my fiance loves cheesburgers! :)


Lori @ The Chicken's Kitchen April 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

I think Bill would love these! That flatbread looks so good!


Carolyn April 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

Cute! I just love your photography skills… soooo cool. ;-)


christy April 8, 2011 at 5:37 am

Looks yummy! I’ll have to try it out! :)


Jessica April 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

Yum! My mouth is just watering… might have to have these for lunch today.


Elizabeth Rhyneer April 8, 2011 at 6:36 am

These look great, will be Friday night dinner. Thanks..


Steph@PlainChicken April 8, 2011 at 6:38 am

Aren’t flatbreads the best?! I’ve been experimenting also. You can do so many different things with them. I love them!!

I haven’t made a cheeseburger flatbread yet – looks fantastic! Lasagna flatbread is on my list too.


Aseleener April 8, 2011 at 6:40 am

These look awesome and I can’t wait to try them. Question: Why not double the onion soup mix when doubling everything else?

Thanks for posting.


Chastity April 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I also would like to know why not double the onion soup mix when doubling everything else….for this recipe and also for the Ultimate Baked Beans recipe (YUM!!).

Suzanne August 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

I think I can answer that! I didn’t notice that note on the end of the recipe. Two nights ago I made these for dinner and doubled it and it was really really salty. There could be another reason, but that’s reason enough for me. It was still good, just too salty for my taste. My husband loved it, though!

Lin April 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

Going to the grocery after work t, so I plan to get what I don’t have to make these for supper tonight. I imagine grilled onions, bell pepper, pineapple, maybe some zucchini with provolone cheese (& if you wanted it spicy, could add pizza sauce) would be a good for a vegetarian option. We cook both ways in our house…a dish with meat & one without. Thanks for sharing!


Beatriz April 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

Love your site!!!!
Thanks for sharing.


Lori @ RecipeGirl April 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

LOVE this recipe! What a fun idea to fry those up as little flatbreads!


Angie-Bigbearswife April 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

Yummy! Looks great! I recently bought some of the 100 cal. flat breads and I love them! Yours looks great too!


CC April 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

Looks delicious!!! And love the flatbread idea!


Amy @ A Little Nosh April 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

My husband makes something sort of similar that he calls Beef and Bean Burgers. It uses canned baked beans and sits on top of pizza crust like that. It’s one of my favorites!


Tiffany April 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

This looks great plus simple and quick! I absolutely love your plates, where did you get them?


Amanda April 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Thanks! They’re from Dillard’s, Gourmet Expressions “Great Room” Dinnerware :)

Jihane @Sinful Sundays April 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

I love the flatbread idea!


Martha S. April 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

Um, between you and The Pioneer Woman, I’m going to need to up my Zumba visits. This looks absolutely delicious and it’s on the menu for next week (along with Ree’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake).


Sandy April 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

Flatbread + guacamole + sauteed mushrooms + chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce + sliced black olives + cheese (pepper jack is good) + dressing (Ranch or vinaigrette) = Yummy Copycat Quizno’s Veggie Flatbread Sandwich. Sounds complicated when I see it written out like this but it’s really easy and very yummy! Thanks for the new recipe – it’s going on the menu for next week :)


Jen Knox @AutomaticMoms.com April 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

These look sooooo good! I think this is going to be added to “the rotation” very shortly once we try it out.

Just as an aside, if anyone wants a nice and easy dessert to go with this, just buy more bread dough and fry it exactly the same way but sprinkle it with sugar. My Italian grandmother used to take the extra dough after she made pans of homemade rolls and fried it up with sugar and called it, “Sugar Pizza” which she shortened like most words to, “Sugar Pize”! A fabulous memory and a delicious snack or dessert!

Thanks Amanda for the yummy-looking versatile recipe!


Nanette April 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Look out flatbread cheeseburgers, here I come!!!


Nancy Watson April 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

This sounds amazing! Do you think it would work the same with the pizza dough you buy from the pizzaria or in the frozen foods area? They tend to be a little cheaper than the pillsbury. BUT, oh my, I have to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!


Lori April 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Yum…cooking these right now for Friday night dinner and it smells soooo good!


Nicole Lisson April 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

These look so yummy! i love quick recipes that our easy on my college student budget.


Jody April 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I can’t tell you how much I love your recipes. They are all so easy and look delicious! I can’t wait to try this one.


Lee Anne April 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I made this tonight and it was a hit! I doubled the recipe, and did NOT double the onion mix (like you said) and to be honest….it was still a little too much. I will half that onion mix next time.

The kids and husband liked them even with all the savoryness of that onion mix and we will make these again! I had no idea flat bread was so yummy and easy to make. I will make those again with chicken.

Your recipes are always great. Your Cheeseburger Chicken is a weekly staple in our house!


Elizabeth April 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I just made these for dinner tonight, and they were so yummy! My fiance loved them, and I will definitely be making them again.


Amanda April 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

This was awesome! We had these tonight and I loved them!! Thanks!


Cookbook Queen April 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Why did I never think of making flatbread this way? Looks amazing. YUM!!


Dee April 11, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I just found you site and made these for dinner. Everyone loved them. Even my fussy preschooler and toodler. Thank you so much!!!! I can’t wait to try another recipe.


Nancy April 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Looks very yummy and is now on the menu for tonight… only a little taco style since the corner grocery didn’t have any onion soup mix (that I could find).

Quick question, though – does any pizza dough work? Or does it need to be the stuff from a can? Anyone know? Couldn’t find THAT either, so bought a box of Jiffy pizza dough mix. Maybe I will have to report back my findings… :)


Desiree April 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I made these for dinner and my family loved them! I am excited to try some more of your recipes. Next on my list is “The Best Chocolate Cake Ever”…


Beth Michelle April 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Oh.Wow. These look pretty amazing. I sort of wish I had everything in the house right now to make them!


jodi @ back40life April 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

made these last night and they were a big hit – love it!


MelindaB April 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Just tried them tonight! Yummy! Had a bit of a hard time getting the dough thin enough and so some didn’t seem to cook all the way though – going to have to invest in one of those small rollers!


Cookin' Canuck April 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

This is a great meal for a busy weeknight.


Katie @ Won in the Oven April 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I am excited about trying this for dinner tonight. I know my family will love it. I love simple recipes like these. Thanks!


Nicole April 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

Umm… YUM! Just stumbled upon your blog via Google & I love it. Crisp & clean & beautiful. :)


Jimmy Huang April 15, 2011 at 12:39 am

Now that’s an awesome different way to eat a cheeseburger. I love it!


Nicole April 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

Love this recipe & your blog so much that I decided to feature it (& this recipe) on mine today. All credit to you of course! :) You’re great at what you do.


Mary Rosalee Wilkey April 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Thank you for the recipe Amanda.I made it last night and it was amazing. I doubled the recipe but next time I’ll try to put just 1 package of dry onion soup mix cause the flavor was a little bit too strong…but it was still great.


Sarah April 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

I finally made this last night for my 16 yo son and myself. It was super yummy and just the right amount, we ate every morsel. It definitely stays on my list!!!


Dawn Moore April 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

I made these last week and they were a huge hit! Thanks again for providing such delicious recipes!!


bob May 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm

So I really wanted to give these a try but I forgot to get the pizza dough. I got lucky and had some of the flaky biscuits. I rolled those out and used them and the whole thing turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.


Kelly May 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’m a little confused. Did you mean to put 1/2 TEASPOON of apple cider vinegar ? Or is it really 1/2 tablespoon which is 1 1/2 teaspoons. Can you please clarify for me? Thanks so much :-)


Jill May 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I just made these tonight YUM YUM Even my picky fiance loved them


Soylent Green May 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

These are great! I changed it up a little by adding chopped onions to the hamburger and using sloppy joe sauce instead of your ingredients. Also sprinkled some garlic powder on the flatbread while it was cooking. Delicious!!


Sarah May 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I made this again a few nights ago for a girlfriend and myself and we had some leftover. Tonight I took the leftover meat mixture, which was about 2 heaping tablespoons, and added a cup of cooked brown rice, some beef broth and a can of red kidney beans and made what I’m calling “Instant Chili”. It was delicious!!!


Maggie May 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I would have never thought about flatbread cheeseburgers! These look delish :) thanks for sharing! – Maggie


katrenia.rhoton June 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I am loving all of these “finger” food meals! With five kids it makes clean up a snap! Thank you!!!


Tina June 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Hi! I live in New England and was looking for a tasty pulled pork recipe and came across your website. I love the pictures and easy directions! So far this week I have made the pulled pork (Outstanding!) the Baked Beans (get better everyday!) and tonight fed a house full of teenagers the Cheeseburger Flatbreads! (Wow! Thumbs up!) Can’t wait to try the ice cream next!! Hope to see more recipes!!! How about your take on cole slaw or maybe a rice dish?? Looking forward to many summer barbecues to wow my guests!!


beer June 26, 2011 at 6:38 am

The flat bread can also be done with the flour, baking powder and salt. need to knead, but the taste of artisan flatbread is much better than the industrial one.


Suzanne August 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

These were awesome! My kids and husband ate a little flatbread with honey on it, as well, and they loved that. I thought they were even delicious all by themselves. All around awesome recipe. I will definitely be using the flatbread idea with different flavors as well. Thanks, Amanda!


Angela August 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Totally loved this! I did however substitute crescents the second time I made them, because I had leftover meat topping, and it’s incredible with the buttery flavor of the crescents. I like both, though! Thanks Amanda! I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! You are absolutely adorable!


Maggie August 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

Loved this idea. No one was a huge fan of the meat mixture (but it may have been my fault for not letting the flavors melt together, I rushed, a screaming 6 month old in his high chair will do that ;) ) How ever I LOVE the flat bread idea so much that this is going to be a go to lunch and need to get out of the house quick dinner nights (like when hubby has soft ball) can’t wait to try the other flavor combinations!


Andrea Cash August 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Just made this for dinner and WOW. I have the pickest sister ever. She never likes anything and she said this was probably the best thing she has ever had.. That means this recipe is a keeper and will be served at everything I go to going forward! Thanks so much..Can’t wait to try your other recipes.


Marty August 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Looks delicious! What a great idea with the pizza crust. A blank canvas for such a variety of toppings. Thanks for the great recipe.


best salad recipes August 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

Love the pictures. What a great idea! This looks delicious, I can’t wait to make it.


kim September 5, 2011 at 4:53 am

this looks easy!. . i always look for foods that is time friendly to prepare and also yummy, and i think i found 1. . thanks so much!


Kristi September 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Native Americans call this FryBread and use it to make Indian Tacos. They are awesome!


Toya September 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Saw this from my blog BFF Lexy, it looks so good I had to come see for myself and I am not disappointed.


Michelle September 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Missing your food blogs.


benita wheeler September 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

cheese……..calorie buster, but it is so worth it. little red table cloth. bread straws centerpiece. chesse cake. you got a moment.


Shuhada September 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

what a fabulous recipe..very easy and looks yummy too!


Donna September 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I love your pictures!
May I ask what type of camera you are using and if your kitchen has lots of windows???


leslie merina of batanes October 7, 2011 at 12:20 am

your family is so lucky to have you. few people are blessed cook


Melanie October 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

These cheesburger flatbread melts were absolutely amazing! I made them for dinner tonight!! THANK YOU!


Shaping My Home October 20, 2011 at 12:02 am

This looks very yummy! I cant wait to try them.


Hilary October 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Love this! So simple and really tasty!

Also great, the same recipe only with a taco seasoning versus the onion soup mixture! Gives it a mexican flavor and it’s really yummy topped with any of your favorite taco toppings! :)


texas food and travel December 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

i am making these tonight. thanks for sharing


Joy December 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I made these last weekend and my family loved them. Very good and very easy!!!


Jessi Hesami January 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

R they like a cheeseburger or more like a sloppy joe on taste? i was thinking about doing a sloppy joe

Tracy @ Babies Love Baked Goods December 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm

What a delish looking cross between a sloppy joe and a taco! I’m adding these to our January meal plan – perfect for Momma (who need portion control), Daddy (who loves anything with beef) and babies (who love to eat anything Momma cooks!)



Laura February 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Im only 12 yrs, and your blog is my favorite blog of all time! All the recipe’s are smart and delicious, and your fonts are really cool to use. Thank u for having this website and please keep adding more recipe’s! <3 Once again THANK U! From: Thailand. ^^


Julia February 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

My aunt uses pizza pizza crust to make breadsticks. She cuts them into strips adds butter (I think?) fresh rosemary and salt and then bakes them. But I’m sure you could use your method too! She serves them with marinara sauce.


Lindsay July 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Found you on Pinterest! I made the meat mixture using 1 lb of hamburger and stuffed it into pilsbury biscuits that were pushed into a muffin pan! It’s definitely a keeper, next time I’ll actually make them as flat bread melts.


Beverly October 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

This is great for #glutenfree eaters too since Pillsbury came out with the #GF pizza dough. I’ll be making this for sure.
For your lasagna version – mix your meats to include some sweet or spicy Italian sausage with your burger, add about 1/4 cup of Ricotta & spaghetti sauce w/spices. Oh yeah!
I am totally in on this creating a zillion different versions… even dessert ones!
Can you say “hand pies” with warmed up apple pie filling, or pumpkin w/pumpkin pie spice? Oh and don’t get me started with some different “morsels” such as chocolate chips & peanut butter chips together for some Reese delight!


DessertForTwo November 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

First of all, this sounds AMAZING. I want skillet-fried pizza dough like now. And second of all, you’ve been taking awesome photos of food since 2011? You’re my hero!


Natasha November 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Would have been way better if it wasn’t so salty… and I typically like more salt. Maybe cutting the amount of onion soup mix would help?


Brenda January 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm

I just made these, YUMMY flatbread. I agree with Natasha. I would do very little onion soup or maybe just dry onions instead. Was yummy. My daughter is vegetarian and I told her maybe should could fill with Indian of some kind.
I just buttered some of the remaining bread and that was pretty darn yummy too :)
SCORE, love finding new recipes to the collection


Kathy E. March 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

I made these tonight for a quick, easy supper. It was perfect on a busy night and delicious! Thanks!


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