These were our contribution to the super bowl party that we were heading to... if we would have gotten to go! :) One of the kids ended up with a fever and rather then splitting up and one of us taking the rest of the kids to the party and one of us staying home with the sicko, we decided to just have a hang out at home night. That meant A LOT of meatball skewers for us! So, we ended up having the for supper - a very random supper night, since I wasn't planning on being home for supper! :) They were super good and the kids loved that they were on skewers. I was going to cut the skewers down for the party, but since it was just us I just went with it. I think that they would have "looked" better on smaller skewers but they tasted great no mater what size the skewers!
(recipe found on www.pillsbury.com)
2 pounds ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup italian style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 24 cubes
2 cans crescent rolls
1 tablespoon milk
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
24 (4") skewers
lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, if desired
Heat oven to 400. Line 15x10" pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine beef, egg, bread crumbs, worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape into 24 (1 1/2" balls) and press cheese cube into ball and reseal. Place in pan and bake 20-25 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in middle. Reduce temperature of oven to 375 and unroll crescent roll cans. Press dough onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets, rolling out into a 12x8" rectangle, sealing perforations as you go. Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seed over the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely. Cut each sheet into 24 (2x2") squares. To serve, place one crescent square onto skewer, add whatever toppings you choose, meatball and remaining crescent square.