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Cheeseburger Doughnuts

These soft savoury stuffed cheeseburger doughnuts are filled with a warm and juicy filling. A modern appetizer to delight everyone!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Cheese burger, Doughnuts
Servings: 20


Doughnut Dough

  • 500 g strong flour
  • 45 g sugar
  • 6 g salt
  • 250 ml milk lukewarm
  • 100 g butter room temperature, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 11 g active dry yeast

Cheeseburger Filling

  • 500 g minced meat beef or pork
  • 80 g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp pickles finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • sesame seeds, nigella seeds, everything but the bagel seasoning, etc.


For the doughnuts

  • In a mixer bowl activate the yeast by adding the yeast, milk and sugar. Let the mixture foam for about 15 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl add together the flour and salt. Set aside
  • Once the yeast is activated, add the dry ingredients together with the eggs to the mixer bowl. With a hook attachment knead the dough for about 3 minutes, until a soft dough starts to take shape.
  • Then gently add the diced butter one piece at a time until all the butter is incorporated. Let the dough knead for about 10 minutes.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for two hours in the warmest place in your kitchen until it doubles in size.

For the filling

  • In a large pan start by frying gently the diced white onion in the olive oil. Add the minced meat, season with cumin and garlic powder and cook.
  • Once the minced meat is cooked, remove from the heat and let it cool. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Assembly and Frying

  • Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer to a floured work surface. Cut into 20 equal portions of around 50g each.
  • Flatten each piece and stuff with the cheeseburger filling. Shape into a ball while making sure that all sides are sealed so that the mixture doesn't ooze out.
  • Fill a large pot with vegetable oil. Pour enough oil so that the doughnuts have enough space to cook in. Heat the oil to about 170°C/340°F.
  • Cook the doughnuts in batches for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer the cooked doughnuts to a plate lined with paper towels so that it will dry out any excess oil. While still hot sprinkle some seasoning on top.