Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (16 1/3 ounce) can pillsbury grands original biscuits or (16 1/3 ounce) can buttermilk biscuits
  • 1
    lb lean ground beef, cooked or 16 meatballs
  • 8
    ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 16 cubes
  • 16
    slices bacon
  • long toothpicks or skewer
  • canola oil (for frying)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half; press with hands into circle about 3 inches in diameter.
  • In center of each biscuit round, place 2 tablespoons cooked ground beef (or 1 meatball) and 1 cube of cheese. Wrap dough to completely enclose beef and cheese; pinch seams to seal.
  • For the Fried Version: Wrap each stuffed “bomb” with 1 bacon slice; gently secure loose bacon with toothpick by inserting it through bacon and halfway into “bomb.” In 3-quart heavy saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°F Fry stuffed “bombs” 4 to 5 minutes or until dough is golden brown on all sides. Place on paper towels to cool. Repeat with remaining "bombs". Serve warm with ketchup and mustard, if desired.
  • For the Baked Version: Heat oven to 400°F Place bacon on foil-lined cookie sheet with sides. Bake about 8 minutes to partially cook bacon. Wrap each stuffed “bomb” with 1 slice partially cooked bacon slice. Place bacon wrapped dough 2-inches apart on two foil-lined cookie sheets with dough seam side down. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard, if desired.
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