Mini Burger Puffs

Ok so I know these pictures are not very fabulous, and they may or may not actually entice you to cook these for your next football party.  However, let me assure you that these really were tasty, and they made for some great appetizers.

So first I have some tips for you from things I learned while making these…I just used some Sargento deli-sliced cheese, but it definitely wasn’t as cheesy as I was hoping.  So it’d probably be a good idea to use a block of cheese and then cut a really thick slice.  Also, it says to cook these for 20 minutes, but mine took a little over 30 to be nice and golden.  And lastly, I cooked these fully in the skillet before baking them in the pastry.  I think it’d be better to cook them a little less done that you’d like in the skillet because they’ll cook some more in the oven.

And there you have it!  I like that these are a little more filling than your typical tiny hors devours, but still not so filling that you can’t snack on the other goodies at the party!  Perfect for football get-togethers :-).

Mini Burger Puffs

Source:  Campbell’s Kitchen

Makes: 12 puffs

1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 green onions, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
All-purpose flour
1 package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (2 sheets), thawed according to package directions
12 slices (1-inch square each) Havarti or Cheddar cheese, about 1/4-inch thick

Thoroughly mix the beef, steak sauce, seasoned salt, black pepper and green onions in a medium bowl. Shape the beef mixture firmly into 12 (2-inch) patties.

Cook the patties in a skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until they’re well browned on both sides. Remove the patties from the skillet and let them cool to room temperature.

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 10-inch square. Cut the pastry sheet into 6 (about 3 x 5-inch) rectangles. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet to make 12 rectangles in all.

Place 1 patty onto the center of each pastry rectangle and top each with 1 cheese slice. Fold the corners of the pastries up over the filling and twist the corners to seal. Place the pastries onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

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