Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers

These Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers are a fun and delicious twist on your classic burgers. With only half the bun, they’re a little healthier but still have all the flavor. Only 200 calories for one!Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers - no drive through needed to eat these delicious handheld burgers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com It’s Wednesday and every Wednesday I have a long drive to pick up my kids from school so I always call my mom on the way there. I haven’t lived in the same state as my parents for 16 years so I try to check in often. My mom’s voice is so soothing. When she talks to me, all I want to do is lie down and take a nap. Not in a I’m so bored kind of way, more in like a zen-happy way. My mom had me when she was 43 so the age difference is big. She’ll be turning 79 next month and she has more energy than anyone I know. She told me this week that she still has her Christmas tree up…in March. She said it blends in with the family room. I remember that happening a couple of times when I was younger. I would be worried if I didn’t know that it’s just that she has a hard time letting go of the happiness and light that the tree brings. We’re visiting in a few weeks and she said that she wants to leave it up because she thinks my little girls will enjoy it. Yes, we all enjooooy Christmas. But it does have to end sometime, right? Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers - no drive through needed to eat these delicious handheld burgers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com These Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers are delicious. My husband said they remind him of McDonalds which could be good or bad depending how you feel about them. My family went crazy for them. To be honest, with half the bun, they’re somewhat healthy for you. Only 200 calories per sandwich!
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Start by pressing one half of a burger bun in a buttered muffin tin. You could even use sandwich bread if that’s all  you have.muffin-tin-cheeseburgers-3Add the browned meat and onion mixture and top with a little ketchup.

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Finally, top with 1/4 of a slice of cheese and bake until melted.
Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers - no drive through needed to eat these delicious handheld burgers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com Top with bacon, mustard, pickles,…whatever you want!
Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers - no drive through needed to eat these delicious handheld burgers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com They fit perfectly in your hand!

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Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers - no drive through needed to eat these delicious handheld burgers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 6 regular-size burger buns , split
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon , chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 6 slices American cheese , each cut in four pieces
  • Optional toppings: dill pickle relish , yellow mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomato
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush 12 regular-size muffin cups with melted butter. Press half of a bun, cut side up, into each muffin cup.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat and transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Discard drippings in pan. Add beef and onion to the skillet; heat to medium-high heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown. Drain.
  3. Divide beef mixture evenly among muffin cups and top each with 1 teaspoon ketchup. Top each one with cheese.
  4. Bake 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Immediately top with cooked bacon, followed by whatever toppings you want (relish, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomato).
Recipe Notes
Source: slightly adapted from Taste of Home

 

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  1. Yumm, what a great idea! We love burgers here, so I will remember this one.
    About your mom: I have to say I really identify with her deciding to keep the christmas tree. I took it down in January but I was so sad! I love the little lights and the ambiance it brings. She sounds like a great woman 🙂

  2. I belong to a card group and I am always looking for something to take. I made the Hawaiian Sliders and they loved those. My group will love these to especially the calorie count. Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. What a cute idea! I love making things that are simple, with a twist of some sort. I’ll definitely be making these, this weekend and knowing my family as I do, they’ll be devoured!

  4. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    I think this recipe is very popular as I have seen it all over the net. Got my recipe from Betty Crocker web page.
    The Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers taste Great. I did add well drained can of RoTel to the meat mixture. Are even good topped with homemade breaded baked onion ring

  5. hey girl! These look so good! Yummy! I know how you feel about your Mom! I feel the same way about mine! They are so special aren’t they?

  6. My church has VBS in the evening and my husband and I are in charge of cooking meals during VBS week! This will be perfect as one of the meals! Thank you for sharing! Gosh, look at all the exclamation marks I used! I guess I’m really excited about this recipe! Hee! Hee!

  7. I made these for dinner tonight. So yummy and fun. Thank you for you for your recipes. I make at least one a week from your weekly menu.

  8. Okay, these are the most adorable burgers I’ve ever seen! Too cute!

  9. These came out great! My family and I love spicy food so I made the ground beef with some cumin, paprika, chili powder, red pepper, onion powder, salt and black pepper. You can adjust the spiciness level with some sugar. Needless to say these were devoured in 5 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

  10. My daughter is getting married this fall and I am looking for quick foods to feed people wondering if they can be made ahead and frozen other than the pickles and reheated? Have you tried this. thanks

  11. my family really loved this but u need to tell people on the recipe to put the bacon underneath the cheese and also u need and everybody else needs to add 2 to 3 T. of A1 to the meat, it tastes unbelievable. thanks for the recipe u gave me some great ideas!

  12. is it good

  13. Has anyone tried making these and then freezing?
    Love making up a bunch of things like this and having them ready to go whenever.