These bacon-wrapped cheeseburger bites are cute, creative and crowd-pleasing! Perfect finger food for football season!
- 32 thin slices center cut bacon
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound thinly sliced cheddar or American cheese
- 13–15 larger cherry tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds
- 32 dill pickle slices
- 32 toothpicks
- ketchup & mustard, for serving
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve with ketchup and mustard.