Looking at my roster of recent posts, one might get the idea that I’m a little Burger Centric.
First there were Turkey Taco Sliders, then “Juicy Lucy” Burger Cupcakes, and now . . . Mini Cheeseburger Bites! I admit it. I’m mad for burgers. A mild obsession is no reason to hide under the table. Particularly when we are talking cheeseburgers, people! Cheeseburgers!!
Mini Cheeseburger Bites have everything you love about a cheeseburger, they are meaty and super cheesy (Cheesy Mac Hamburger Helper provides a great seasoning!), with a delicate flaky crust courtesy of everyone’s favorite, the crescent roll. However, unlike a cheeseburger, or its diminutive cousin, the slider, they are easy to eat in a cocktail dress, while holding a glass of wine. (Like the chic little dress and heels thing actually happens at my house . . . usually, its cut-offs, a tee shirt and flip flops, but I take my happy hours seriously nonetheless!)
It goes without saying that Mini Cheeseburger Bites are kid friendly – and it’s a safe bet the ingredients are already in your pantry, making them a perfect option for impromptu gatherings.
Prep is a breeze. Just brown and drain the ground beef, add the seasoning packet and a little milk and set aside (cook down for a minute if it seems soupy).
Meanwhile, roll out the crescent roll sheets to about 10” x 15” and cut rounds out of them.
Fill with about a teaspoon of filling, and then seal the edges. I used a dumpling press for mine, but a fork would work just as well. No need to get obsessive about perfect edges – the dough rises and any definition is gone after baking.
Serve these little guys warm, with ketchup and mustard on the side, and some relish, too . . . if you’re feeling wild!
More Party Appetizer Recipes
There are more mini bites of love to be had. Here’s a few favorites for your party table:
Enjoy and XO,