Bacon Cheeseburger Cups

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You know how much I love a cheeseburger! Couple that knowledge with my love of appetizers and it’s no surprise that my latest recipe is these Bacon Cheeseburger Cups! A fun and delicious two-bite appetizer gives you all the flavors of a fully loaded classic Bacon Cheeseburger, complete with ketchup, mustard and pickles.

Bacon Cheeseburger Cups

You will need a standard muffin tin for this recipe, a 12 cup muffin tin. You want the cups small enough that the buns will not fit flat inside of them – you want them to actually form a cup. You also do not want to use a jumbo bun, but a regular sized hamburger bun, as you still need some space for the meatball in the center.

Bacon Cheeseburger Cups

I like to use dill pickles for this particular recipe, but you could also use a bread & butter pickle if you prefer. I also went with standard yellow mustard and ketchup, but you could certainly get fancier with a dijon, dijonaise, BBQ sauce, any number of sauce combinations.

Bacon Cheeseburger Cups

Appetizer nights are super fun in home family event. You can have everyone pick their own appetizer to add to the feast, or you can use it as a great opportunity to try out new flavor combinations or styles of food. These cups would also be a great passing appetizer for a potluck or backyard party.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Cups

A fun way to serve up a bacon cheeseburger as an appetizer
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, bacon, cheeseburger, ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 Standard Muffin Tin

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Bacon cut into thirds
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 3 slices Cheddar Cheese cut in quarters
  • 12 Dill Pickle Chips
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • ½ cup Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Cooking Spray

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy and remove to a paper towel covered plate.
  • Add meatball ingredients to a bowl and thoroughly combine. Form into 12 1½-inch balls.
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Press half of each burger bun into each muffin whole. Spray again with cooking spray. Place one meatball into each cup. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove tray from oven and place one quartered piece of cheese on each cup. Return to oven for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and immediately top each with a piece of cooked bacon.
  • Drizzle each cup with ketchup and mustard. Secure a pickle chip on top with a long toothpick. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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