These burgers are sure to be a hit on Halloween or anytime! To give our cheeseburgers a helping hand, instead of rolls, we used strategically cut and decorated rectangles of pizza dough that were baked over pieces of foil.
1 pkg. **(13.28 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough**
1 Tbs. chopped parsley
*3 tsp. Italian seasoning, *divided
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
40 almond slices
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. **(.9 oz.) spring vegetable soup mix**
1/3 cup chopped red onions
4 slices American cheese
Step 1: Cut dough
Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured surface, unroll pizza dough; cut into 8 rectangles. Place dough on cookie sheet lightly coated with butter-flavored cooking spray. On each rectangle, cut 4 slits 1½" apart to form fingers.
Step 2: Add “hair”
Cut four 4" squares of aluminum foil; roll each into log. Place foil logs under 4 dough rectangles, separating fingers. In small mixing bowl, combine chopped parsley, Italian seasoning and cracked black pepper. Sprinkle each hand with parsley-seasoning mixture.
Step 3: Press on “nails”**
Using almond slices, place 1 slice on each finger to form nails. Bake 7 min. or until golden brown. Heat broiler or grill. In bowl, combine ground beef, spring vegetable soup mix, red onions, Italian seasoning and 1/3 cup water until blended. Shape into 4 patties. Broil or grill 10 min. or until temperature reaches 160°F for medium, turning once. Top burgers with American cheese; cook 1 min. or until cheese melts. Arrange lettuce on hand-shaped bread, if desired; add burger and top with bread.
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