Cheeseburger Bombs – An Explosion of Flavor

If you’re a fan of the classic cheeseburger with all the fixings, get ready to fall in love with these mouthwatering Cheeseburger Bombs. Made with crescent dough and baked in a muffin tin, these delightful bombs are packed with ground beef and all your favorite burger toppings. They’re not only delicious but also a quick and easy dinner recipe that’s perfect for feeding a small crowd.

Cheeseburger Crescent Dough Bombs piled on a white plate.

Looking for a fun and kid-friendly meal idea that your children can help make? Well, these Cheeseburger Bombs are just what you need! Plus, they’re a fantastic way to use up any leftover ground beef. You only need half a pound or less of cooked beef for this recipe.

One of the things I love about these crescent dough burger bombs, besides their incredible flavors, is that they offer all the fun of a burger in an easy-to-eat fashion. No more worrying about messy toppings falling out of your burger!

Cheeseburger Crescent Dough Bombs piled on a white plate.

These bombs are made with crescent dough, which can easily be found in the refrigerated section of your local market. Opt for the extra-large size, as they can hold more filling inside. I prefer baking them in a muffin tin because it helps keep everything neat and ensures they bake to a golden brown perfection.

The beauty of using a muffin tin is that it bakes the toppings inside the bombs and allows them to expand. So don’t worry if there are spaces when you fold the dough over; they will bake up almost sealed.

Cheeseburger Crescent Dough Bombs piled on a white plate.

Ingredients Featured

  • Extra large crescent rolls
  • 1/2 lb seasoned ground beef (I recommend seasoning with salt and pepper and draining any excess fat)
  • 4 ounces of cubed cheddar block
  • 2 tablespoons of minced onion
  • 8 pickle chip slices
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2-3 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

Feel free to get adventurous and add some crispy bacon pieces to your Cheeseburger Bombs. It will take them to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Cheeseburger Crescent Dough Bombs piled on a white plate.

Making Them

Making these Cheeseburger Bombs is incredibly easy. Even if you’re not well-versed in using crescent dough, you’ll quickly master the process.

Start by cooking your hamburger meat and draining any excess fat. Then, prepare the toppings you want to include in the bombs. I personally love adding all the classic burger toppings, except lettuce and tomato.

Unwrap your crescent roll dough, keeping it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. This will make it easier to handle. Now, hold your breath and open the tube, which always scares me a little.

Once the rolls are out of the tube, unravel each triangle and lay it over a muffin tin space. Don’t worry about which spaces you fill; they will bake up perfectly fine.

Add about 1 tablespoon of meat and 1-2 cubes of cheddar cheese to each triangle. You can use any cheese you prefer, such as American or Swiss. The choice is yours!

Next, add a little minced onion and a pickle chip to each triangle. It’s time to bring on the ketchup and mustard, giving each bomb a squeeze of these classic burger condiments.

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Now, fold the triangles close on top, forming a bomb shape. Sprinkle them with sesame seeds and bake for 15-17 minutes in a preheated oven.

When they’re done, the tops of the bombs will be golden brown and feel firm to the touch. It’s best to enjoy these Cheeseburger Bombs while the cheese is still gooey and warm.

Hand holding a Cheeseburger bomb.

How to Freeze

If you want to freeze your Cheeseburger Bombs, allow them to fully bake and cool first. Once cooled, place them in an airtight freezer bag or use a vacuum sealer to remove any excess air. Remember to write the date you made them on the bag and a “best buy” date that is within 30 days.

To reheat the frozen bombs, simply let them thaw and then crisp them up in a toaster oven. This will ensure they regain their delicious texture and are heated throughout. You can also use a microwave, but they may end up a little soggy.

Hand holding a Cheeseburger Bomb with pickles.

Crescent Bomb Recipes to Try

If you enjoy working with crescent dough, you’ll love these other bomb recipes that are just as mouthwatering and fun to eat:

  • S’mores Crescent Bombs
  • Apples & Brie Crescent Bombs
  • Pumpkin Pie Crescent Bombs
  • Pepperoni Cheese Bombs
  • Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bombs
  • Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Crescent Bombs
  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Bombs
  • Meatball & Cheese Bombs

So, grab your apron and get ready to enjoy a culinary adventure with these incredible Cheeseburger Bombs. Don’t forget to visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more delicious recipes and inspiration!

Hands breaking open a Cheeseburger Bomb to show the inside.