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Mini-Cheeseburgers

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

Yield Makes 20 burgers
Whether you're planning for pint-size palates or simply desire to serve appetizer-sized portions of the American classic, these mini burgers are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (7 1/2-ounce) package party rolls
  • 5 (3/4-ounce) process American cheese slices, quartered
  • Condiments: mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, minced onion, dill pickle slices, tomato slices, lettuce leaves

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture by tablespoonfuls into patties, and place on a rack in a broiler pan.

  2. Bake at 350° for 15 to 17 minutes or until done.

  3. Split rolls horizontally, and place a piece of cheese and a meat patty in each. Serve with desired condiments.

  4. Note: Place in heavy-duty zip-top plastic bags; seal and freeze. Remove desired number of burgers from freezer; pack frozen in lunchbox. Sandwiches will thaw in approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.