Get ready to devour these tiny BBQ Burger Bites!
These mini burgers are filled with bbq sauce, onion, cheese and bacon all in a golden and crispy crescent cup.
All the flavors of a juicy bacon cheeseburger in a bite-size pocket!
BBQ Burger Bites
Not only can you make these tasty little bites as a quick appetizer, but we also love to serve these bacon cheeseburger bites as a main dish too!
Here’s the best part! You only need 6 ingredients to make this simple and delicious recipe. As always, you can find the full list of ingredients located in the recipe card below…
- Crescent Roll Dough – found in the refrigerated aisle
- Meatballs – use my homemade version or frozen for an easy fix
- Onion – I like to use a sweet onion for this recipe
- BBQ Sauce – try my homemade blend or your favorite store brand
- Cheese slices – marbled cheddar is the best for this or try pepper jack for some kick
- Bacon – thick cut slices
How To Make Burger Bites
These burger bites with bbq sauce and cheddar cheese are so simple to make.
CUT CRESCENT DOUGH Start by cutting your crescent dough into small squares and placing them in a mini muffin tin. You should grease the tin with non-stick spray prior to lining.
COOK MEATBALLS Combine the meatballs and onion in a saucepan and cook until heated through, then toss in the bbq sauce and cook until warmed. Meanwhile pre-bake the crescent dough so they’re partially baked.
FILL BURGER BITES Fill the dough with a half of a meatball and a little sauce with onions. Then top with a little slice of cheese. Pop them into the oven to finish baking and let the cheese melt.
TOP WITH BACON Once they come out of the oven, top them with a little slice of crisp bacon to finish it off. Everything is better with bacon, right?!
Can You Prepare Ahead?
Since these are an appetizer, it’s always nice to be able to prepare them ahead of time. Here is what I would do in order to get the best results…
Prepare the burger bites up until the last bake. Pop them in the fridge (covered) and just before you’re ready to serve finish them in the oven. You may need to bake them a little longer so they get heated through.
How Long Do They Last?
If you’re preparing ahead of time, I would only prepare up to 24 hours ahead.
You can always reheat the cooked burger bites in the oven or air fryer, but consume within 3 days for best results.
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I can’t wait for you to take a bite of these tasty burgers! I know you’re going to love them!
BBQ Burger Bites
- 8 oz tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 12 meatballs, thawed and halved
- 1/4 cup bbq sauce
- 2 oz marbled cheddar cheese slices, cut into 24 pieces
- 4 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 24 pieces
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with non stick cooking spray. Separate dough into 4 rectangles; pinch perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 6 squares. Press each square in bottom and up side of mini muffin cup. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven. Using handle of wooden spoon, immediately make 1 1/2 –inch indentation in center of each cup.
- Meanwhile sauté the onions in 1 tsp of oil until tender, then combine the meatballs, bbq sauce and 1 tbsp. of water in the skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Place each half of the meatballs into the crescent cups, cut side facing up. Top each cup with a slice of cheese. Bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute, then remove cups.
- While they are finishing baking, render bacon pieces in a skillet until crisp. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Top each cheeseburger bite with a piece of bacon and serve warm. Enjoy!
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