Kid Friendly Beef Recipe That Will Have Your Kids Coming Back for More: Cheeseburger Ring

Cheeseburger Ring

If you struggle with your kids not wanting to eat beef or protein in general, then this is the post and recipe for you. When trying to get kids to try protein it’s all about starting them out as early as possible. Most kids acquire their preferred tastes for food as a toddler so starting out by eating a variety of textures and tastes is key! Even if your child doesn’t like food such as beef, keep trying it and stay positive!  Another way to try and incorporate beef into your child’s diet is to get creative! This kid-friendly Cheeseburger Ring is a recipe that allows you to incorporate beef and still make it fun and easy. (you can even get the kids involved with making it)

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1 lb. ground beef ( Oak Barn Beef preferred!)

1 onion, chopped (can be omitted if you have kids/adults that do not like onions)

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons mustard

1 cup cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef and onion, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

  3. Stir in ketchup, mustard, cheese, salt , and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Unroll crescent rolls. Place wide end of triangles in center of pizza pan, forming a ring, overlapping dough as necessary. Spoon meat mixture into center of each triangle. Bring smaller ends of triangle over meat, tucking ends under.

  5. Bake 20 minutes, or until rolls are golden. Serve warm.

Serves 6

Can serve with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickles for that authentic cheeseburger experience and don’t forget the fries!

Recipe/Picture compliments of Mr. Food at

Hannah Esch