Juicy Meatball Skewers

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

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  • 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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve up these fun meatball skewers in cups at your next party.

Nutritional information

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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.