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Cheeseburger Bites for Super Sunday {Giveaway!}

Crispy, simple wonton cups filled with melty, cheesy good cheeseburger filling. Garnish with chopped pickles and sesame seeds for a super Super Bowl (or any game day!) treat. Ever so gently adapted from and with thanks to the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen recipe
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • 36-48 wonton wrappers trimmed to 3-inch squares
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely minced or grated onion
  • 1 clove of garlic or 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, peeled and minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper preferably freshly ground
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles divided
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 14 slices Land O Lakes Deli American
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack positioned in the middle of the oven.
  2. Lightly spray mini-muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray. Gently press one trimmed wonton square into each muffin cup.
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  4. Place pan in the center of the oven rack and bake for 5-10 minutes, watching carefully as they burn easily!
  5. Immediately turn the wonton cups out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. While they cool, turn your attention to the filling.
  6. Add the minced onion, garlic, and black pepper to a small frying or sautee pan. Use your hands to break up the ground beef over the onion and cook over medium heat, breaking the beef down into very small pieces with a sturdy spoon, until it is cooked through and browned. Tear up the slices of American cheese and add them to the pan along with the milk. Continue cooking, stirring to help the process, until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is creamy. At this point, you can remove some of the mixture for anyone who is not a pickle fiend. To the remaining cheesy beef mixture, add about 1/2 cup of the chopped pickles and stir them in well. Spoon the mixture into the wonton cups and garnish with the rest of the chopped pickles and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I made a couple of tweaks to the original Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen recipe to suit our family's tastes. Instead of lettuce, we garnished the cheeseburger bites with additional chopped pickles. Because of this added salty component, I omitted the salt called for in the recipe. Additionally, I upped the cheese, because really? How can you go wrong with more cheese? And for no reason other than that I love my cheeseburgers with a hint of garlic and a belt of black pepper, I added garlic and increased the amount of black pepper. We loved it!