Hamburger Pancake Roll Ups

I’ve been going through old recipes the past week. Among the recipes I collected during the 1970s is this one for hamburger pancake roll ups. A well seasoned combination of beef and sour cream is rolled up in pancakes, put in a baking dish, sprinkled with cheese and baked until the cheese is melted. Sometimes I alternated layers of pancakes with layers of the beef mixture and cheese. It was finished up with beef and cheese as the top layer.

The recipe was in a Bisquick  advertisement that appeared in a popular women’s magazine. Companies that manufactured convenience food items and mixes usually included recipes featuring their products in advertisements. They still do this on the internet.

The recipe will serve 6. Serve with a green salad and a simple dessert such as ice cream and cookies.

Hamburger Pancake Roll Ups


  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of dairy sour cream
  • Pancakes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


Heat the oven to 359 degree F. Cook and stir beef and onion until beef is browned, drain. Stir in Stir in the baking mix, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper and the sour cream. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

Prepare pancakes as directed on the Bisquick box except increase the milk to 1 2/3 cups. Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto a hot griddle for each pancake. Cool the pancakes slightly. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture onto each pancake and roll them up. Place seam side down in a 13″x9″x2″ baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake about 10 minutes or until hot.

Serve with a salad or vegetable.


Instead of instant minced onion I use 1/4 or so of real onion minced.

The pan size is approximate.

If you have a small amount of leftover vegetables they can be added to the beef mixture. Corn, peas, carrots, green beans or whatever you have.

The beef mixture can be served over cooked egg noodles. The noodles and beef mixture can be put in a baking pan, covered with the cheese and baked in a 350 degree oven until the cheese melts.

If your family does not like sour cream you can use 1 cup of medium thick white sauce instead. My Dad hated sour cream and would not eat anything savory or sweet that had any in it. He drove his aunt, grandmother and my Mother crazy accusing them of “sneaking” sour cream into everything they cooked. He almost disowned me when he found out I like sour cream.


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A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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