- 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, or yellow)
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 can of refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- Optional: Sour cream, salsa, or guacamole for dipping
- Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cook the Filling: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or ground turkey until it’s browned and crumbled. Drain any excess grease. Add diced onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, and the mixture is well combined.
- Season the Filling: Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir to evenly distribute the spices and seasonings. Let the mixture cool slightly.
- Prepare the Crescent Dough: Unroll the crescent roll dough onto a clean surface. You’ll find triangles of dough – gently separate them.
- Assembly: Place a spoonful of the meat and vegetable mixture on the wide end of each crescent triangle. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the filling.
- Roll and Seal: Roll up each triangle, starting from the wide end and ending at the point. Make sure to seal the edges to keep the filling from spilling out during baking.
- Egg Wash: Beat an egg and brush it over the tops of the poppers. This will give them a golden, shiny finish when baked.
- Baking: Place the poppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Cool and Serve: Let the dinner poppers cool for a few minutes before serving. You can serve them with optional dipping sauces like sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.
These dinner poppers are a crowd-pleaser, combining savory meat and vegetables with the flaky goodness of crescent roll dough. They make for a delicious and convenient appetizer or snack that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy!