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Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Appetizer

Description

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


Ingredients

Scale
  • 32 thin slices center cut bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound thinly sliced cheddar or American cheese
  • lettuce
  • 1315 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.