Juicy Meatball Skewers

Minneapolis’ signature cheese-filled burger appears as a bite-sized, skewered meatball sandwich.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 25

Ingredients

2
lb lean (at least 85%) ground beef
1
egg, beaten
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 24 (1/2-inch) cubes
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1
tablespoon milk
3
tablespoons sesame seed
24
(4-inch) skewers
Lettuce, if desired
Plum (Roma) tomato slices, if desired
24
pickle slices, if desired
Ketchup and mustard, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix beef, egg, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Press 1 cheese cube into center of each ball, sealing it inside. Gently place in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Unroll both cans of dough onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets to form two12x8-inch rectangles; if using crescent roll dough, firmly press perforations to seal. Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seed evenly over dough.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Cut each crescent sheet into 24 (2x2-inch) squares.
  • 5 To serve, place 1 crescent square on skewer; add lettuce, tomato, meatball, pickle slice, ketchup and mustard. Top with another crescent square.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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