You can imagine the kids’ reaction when I told them we were having dirty diapers for Sunday dinner.
I found this awhile ago on my favorite recipe website, www.allrecipes.com. The original recipe is called Dirty Diapers, but I prefer the name Cheeseburger bundles, as they remind me of warm summer night fare, even on the coldest of January days.
Given the name, it at least peaked the interest of both kids. What’s in these, mom? The Youngest tried one and liked it (ok, one small bribe was required…video game time…but he said he genuinely liked it). The Oldest (aka…the pickiest) said no way.
Regardless of the name, these little packets of goodness are unbelievably YUM. They are great as a stand-alone meal or served as appetizers.
My adapted recipe is a lighter version. It uses reduced fat crescents, half the cheese, and half the beef than the original recipe.
Cheeseburger Bundles (aka Dirty Diapers)
Melted cheese and ground beef wrapped in flaky crescents make the perfect game-day snack.
1/2 pound ground beef
1 8oz can refrigerated reduced fat crescent rolls
1/2 onion, chopped
4 slices American cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Add the onions in the last few minutes. Then, remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Unroll the crescents and cut each of the 8 crescents in half with a sharp knife to form 16 smaller triangles. Cut each slice of cheese in half diagonally to make 8 triangles. Then, cut the 8 cheese triangles in half to make 16 cheese triangles. Layer a piece of cheese on each crescent, and then top with a tablespoon of beef. Carefully stretch each point of the dough over the beef and secure on each side. Place bundles on a 9 x 13 baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, until browned. Serve with pickles and ketchup for the full cheeseburger experience.
Brown an entire pound of ground beef and save the other half to jump start dinner later in the week. I like to have it on hand to mix into spaghetti sauce or for a speedy taco salad.