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Beef-Stuffed Crescents

My family loves these hearty appetizers year-round...not just during the Christmas season. —Alene Knesel, Northome, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    32 appetizers


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash sugar
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cheese, pickle relish, salt, chili powder, pepper and sugar; set aside.
  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles. Cut each in half lengthwise, forming two triangles. Place 1 tablespoon beef mixture along the wide end of each triangle; carefully roll up.
  • Place point side down 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 86 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • rena 55
    May 19, 2015

    Such a quick, easy and tasty appetizer or side to serve with salad or soup. You can change the filling with ground chicken or turkey if you want to lower the fat content.

  • johnruss1029
    Jan 24, 2014

    Enjoyed. Of course changed it up slightly. More onion, garlic and cheese. No green chiles. Wrapped completely up. Turned out good. I will fix again. Had never heard of the sweet pickle relish before. That part kind of wrapped all the flavors together.

  • nksnow
    Jun 4, 2012

    These were Amazing! I loved this recipe! It was great for my whole family and they are good heated up the next day as well.

  • luckydime
    Jan 2, 2011

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  • grandmagogof8
    Dec 10, 2010

    I haven't actually made these as yet, but the recipe sounds delicious and easy. Going to make them this weekend though and take to a Christmas Cantata at our Church. I'm sure will go over well. To answer "brighteyes051 and Aquarelle's" question. It says to "In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pickle relish, garlic, salt, chili powder, pepper, sugar and cheese; set aside." That's where the "cheese" goes. Sometimes when in a hurry we ommit to read all the directions. Hope that helped you two. Merry Christmas to all!!!

  • forbiddendelight
    May 4, 2010

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  • linden93
    Feb 8, 2010

    Made this for Super Bowl party and it was a huge hit! Not one left! I used jalepenos and also added a little hot sauce...we like things spicy. They were very easy..a little expensive but worth it!

  • jayjay358
    Nov 28, 2008

    i think you mix it in with the beef

  • brighteyes051
    Oct 31, 2008

    I ask the same question. What are you suppose to do with the cup of shredded cheddar??

  • Aquarelle
    May 11, 2008

    What are you supposed to do with the cup of shredded cheddar?