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Hamburger cones

by: Chica

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Looking for a fun way to feed finicky kids at a cookout this summer? Well, have I got a good one for you! How about serving them a hamburger made up like an ice cream cone? Sounds crazy, but that’s the idea that my niece, Squirt, and I came up with a couple weeks ago during a silly conversation. I surprised her this weekend with a real-life version of our invented hamburger cones, and she was thrilled. Even My Honey thought they were great!

hamburger cones

The method I came up with isn’t too difficult, but is a little time consuming. Fortunately, a lot of it can be done in advance, so that it’s all set when it’s time to eat. The first thing I did was make the bread cones, and for that I needed some generic (because they’re cheaper) sugar cones and aluminum foil. I folded the foil in half to make it a little sturdier.

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Then I put the cone on the foil and wrapped one side up around the cone.

hamburger cones

I rolled the cone until it was completely covered in foil.

hamburger cones

Then I carefully pulled the cone out and folded the edges in to pinch the foil in place and create a solid bottom. For a more stable form, and if you don’t care about wasting the cone, leave it inside the foil. If you have plans for ice cream for dessert, like I did, then you’ll want to take the cone out and save it!

hamburger cones

I made sure that the fat ends of the foil cones were sturdy enough to stand straight up.

hamburger cones

Then I sprayed them all with a little vegetable cooking spray to be sure I could get the bread off later.

hamburger cones

For the bread, I used refrigerated pizza dough in a can. I opted not to use one of those french bread loaves, because I thought it would be too crusty. The pizza dough gave a nice sturdy, but still soft, result, and also has the benefit of being really easy to unroll.

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I cut the dough into triangles that would be big enough to go around the cone. Depending on how much you use, you can make 6-8 cones with one can.

hamburger cones

When wrapping the dough on the form, the most important thing is to be sure that all the gaps are pinched shut and the dough isn’t split anywhere. The smoothness will work itself out when it bakes, but getting a good seam is critical for a good cone.

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I baked them at the temperature on the package until they were a nice, golden brown.

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Once the cones were cool, I removed the foil inside, and voila! A bread cone!

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The rest of the prep work can also be done ahead of time. I went with classic ingredients, and chopped up lettuce, onion, and pickles, and gathered up the ketchup, mustard, and cheese. I cooked up some ground beef, seasoned with salt and pepper, and put it in a bowl. I propped the cones up in some snow cone holders which, let’s face it, are pretty critical to the success of this meal. Finally, I grabbed an empty bowl and spoon.

hamburger cones

When it was time to eat, all I had to do was heat up the beef in the microwave for a minute, and were were ready to go. The first thing we did was add a slice of cheese to each cone, and squirt in some ketchup and mustard. (Tip: the cheese also serves as a great way to block any holes you might have in the cone!)

hamburger cones

Then we each put the ingredients we wanted into the empty bowl and gave them a quick toss with the spoon. We could have added the ketchup and mustard to this mix, but I thought it would end up looking pretty gross.

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We spooned our custom burger mixes into our cones and they were ready to eat. See how fast that came together there at the end?

hamburger cones

These hamburger cones would be great for a cookout, kids party, or any summer meal outside. Your friends are sure to love the convenience and surprise of this fun treat!

hamburger cones

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2 comments so far:

  • 1
    Dee 10/04/2014 at 9:24 am

    What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • 2
    Jai 01/06/2016 at 7:32 pm

    Every Winter while we are going nuts from being inside too long, we have a fake Summer in house. My kids will love this one.

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