Bacon cheeseburger pinwheels are fun appetizers to bring to any gathering. I made these with bits of crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and browned chop meat. Then rolled everything into one pastry puff sheet, and sliced into these individual pastry puff swirls and baked them for about 12 minutes. Easy as pie!
EASY Bacon Cheeseburger Pinwheels
- 6 ounce package center cut bacon (about 7 slices)
- 1/2 package of puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 Tbsp. grated pecorino cheese
- 1 cup mild shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cooked chopped meat (about 1 hamburger patty)
- salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- olive oil cooking spray
Open the puff pastry package, remove 1 sheet and place the other back into your freezer. Allow to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
In the meantime, open package of bacon and cook about 7 slices of bacon in the microwave for about 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
Break bacon into small pieces, set aside.
Preheat oven 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix egg and parmesan cheese together. Set aside.
Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking oil. Set aside.
Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Brush on top sheet with egg mixture.
Scatter with cheddar cheese, bacon pieces and chop meat.
Lightly season on top with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Pick up one side and roll up like a jelly roll.
Using a serrated knife, gently cut into 15 to 17 (about 1/2") slices.
Place slices cut-side down on baking sheet. Brush or tap on top with egg mixture.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Yields: 15 to 17 pinwheels