Apparently, the modern hamburger came into being in the industrial era when people were busier with work and had less time to cook. Who knew? These days hamburgers are pretty much everywhere and have nothing to do with free time. But because they’re pretty much everywhere, your kids might not be thrilled with the same dinner over and over again (not that we’re accusing you of boring your kids). Is it time for a new spin on an old thing? We certainly think so. [photo via tasteofhome]
Enter the crescent roll. You know, the crescent roll really doesn’t get enough credit. Think about it. The crescent roll is, well, awesome. First of all, it’s delicious on its own. Second of all, they’re perfect for Pigs in a Blanket (and find us a kid who doesn’t love those). Third of all, have you ever had a crescent pizza roll? Get on that. And, lastly — and why we’re writing this post to begin with — you can make little crescent hamburgers. They’re delicious and small and perfect for pretty much any type of meal. Need a snack? Grab one. Want dinner? Grab three. Have guests coming over for a midsummer picnic? Don’t sweat it — this recipe makes 48 mini burgers.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
- In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in cheese and soup mix; set aside.
- Separate crescent dough into triangles; cut each triangle in half lengthwise, forming two triangles. Place 1 tablespoon of the beef mixture along the wide end of each triangle.
- Roll up; place pointed side down 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 dozen.For your convenience they can be assembled two hours before being baked.
We’re giving you full permission to have a great fun with this recipe. Add bacon. Add mushrooms. Take out the cheese (although we don’t know why you would do that). Let your kids add their own special ingredients (although keep in mind that they might want to add something like peanut butter or marshmallow fluff).