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Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs

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“From the Pillsbury Website. I made these using homemade meatballs and they were quite tasty. If I were to make them using ground beef, I would try making mini patties, so they are more flat than round. I baked the bombs and turned them over half way through the cooking time.”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 1/3 ounce) canpillsbury grands original biscuits or 1 (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)


  1. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half; press with hands into circle about 3 inches in diameter.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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