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Meatball Mini Burgers

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  4 reviews
  • 45 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 32 servings
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Bite-sized barbecue burgers start with fully cooked frozen meatballs and large refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits.

Ingredients

Tiny Buns

1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk or original biscuits (8 biscuits)
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
2
tablespoons sesame seed

Meatballs

2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
3/4
cup chili sauce
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup yellow mustard
2
teaspoons chili powder
32
frozen plain meatballs (from 28-oz package; about 3 cups), thawed
8
slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese, cut into quarters

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place biscuits 1 to 2 inches apart. Cut each biscuit into quarters, but do not separate pieces. In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg mixture over tops of biscuits; sprinkle with sesame seed.
  • 2 Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; separate biscuit quarters.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Stir in chili sauce, 1/4 cup water, the mustard and chili powder. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
  • 4 Add meatballs to chili sauce mixture. Cover; cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are hot.
  • 5 Split each biscuit quarter to make tiny bun. Fill each bun with 1 cheese piece, 1 meatball and some of the sauce. Secure with toothpick.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place biscuits 1 to 2 inches apart. Cut each biscuit into quarters, but do not separate pieces. In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush egg mixture over tops of biscuits; sprinkle with sesame seed.
  • 2 Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; separate biscuit quarters.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Stir in chili sauce, 1/4 cup water, the mustard and chili powder. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
  • 4 Add meatballs to chili sauce mixture. Cover; cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are hot.
  • 5 Split each biscuit quarter to make tiny bun. Fill each bun with 1 cheese piece, 1 meatball and some of the sauce. Secure with toothpick.

Expert Tips

Experiment with different, cheeses such as Cheddar, Gouda or Monterey Jack with jalapeño peppers, to create a new taste sensation.

To save time, purchase dinner rolls or dollar buns instead of making your own.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
8g
8%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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