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Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents Recipe

Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents Recipe

My neighbor makes these Beef-Stuffed Crescents using jalapenos instead of green chilis and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this recipe is so easy and has so few ingredients. I've made it for potlucks and family gatherings…and never have any leftovers. —Jennifer Bumgarner, Topeka, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and chilies over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add cream cheese, cumin and chili powder. Cool slightly.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 375°. Separate crescent dough into 24 triangles. Place 1 tablespoon of beef mixture along the short end of each triangle; carefully roll up.
  • 3. Place point side down 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 175 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.