Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

These bacon-wrapped cheeseburger bites are cute, creative and crowd-pleasing! Perfect finger food for football season!

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

Football season is finally here! Woo-hoo!

Come fall, our weekends are for football. We plan everything around the big games and the grub that goes along with them. So much fun and yum to come over the next several months!

As you plan for all the tailgates and watch parties, you’ve got to add these bacon-wrapped cheeseburger bites to the menu. They’re easy to make and fun for everyone to eat.

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

I hesitate to use the word cute to describe them (because football food), but come on, they’re soooo cute! The most perfect little appetizers for a hungry crowd.

Slightly crisp baked bacon is wrapped around a bite-sized cheeseburger and a little lettuce, tomato and pickle before being secured with a toothpick for easy transportation to the mouth.

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

A bite-size bunless bacon cheeseburger that you can dip in ketchup and/or mustard. Who wouldn’t love these?!

So score big with your fellow football fans and bring these to the next tailgate or watch party and be sure to grab yourself a few before they quickly disappear. Whether your team wins or loses, you’ll win the best grub game! ;))

Enjoy & Happy Football Season! May the best teams (aka The Sooners & The Cowboys) win! ;))

xoxo,

Maegan

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites
 
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These bacon-wrapped cheeseburger bites are cute, creative and crowd-pleasing! Perfect finger food for football season!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 32 thin slices center cut bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound thinly sliced cheddar or American cheese
  • lettuce
  • 13-15 larger cherry tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds
  • 32 dill pickle slices
  • 32 toothpicks
  • ketchup & mustard, for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a rack snuggly into it. Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray. Place the bacon out on the rack. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cooked all the way through and started to crisp on the outside.
  2. Meanwhile, divide beef into 1 tablespoon-sized balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should have about 32 balls. Flatten each ball slightly with your thumb. Generously salt and pepper both sides of each beef patty.
  3. Using a donut hole cutter, slice the cheese into circles or cut into squares that will fit over the beef patties. You should have 32 small rounds or squares or cheese.
  4. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place as many beef patties onto the skillet as will fit. Cook 1-2 minutes or until bottoms of the beef patties start to brown. Flip each patty over and place a slice of cheese on the cooked side of the patty. Place a lid or baking sheet over the pan without it touching the cheese and let cook about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. To assemble, lay out a piece of bacon. Place a piece of lettuce in the middle followed by a cheeseburger, a pickle slice and a cherry tomato bite. Wrap the bacon up over the cheeseburger and toppings and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. Serve with ketchup and mustard.
 

In celebration of football season, I’ve joined a group of fellow football-loving food bloggers to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas that are sure to make your game day great! Click on their links below for all the yumminess. You’ll be set for the season!

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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  1. As a proud Eagles fan, I’m just gonna have to say no comment to that last bit…

    But these are super adorable! In my book, these minis would definitely beat sliders at a party any day.

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