Burger Bites

I’m a week behind. Last week’s theme for Whip It Up was Appetizer’s. I just didn’t get my act together coming off of vacation, but I made Burger Bites for lunch today.  I didn’t change the recipe much. The only difference was that I used store-brand breadsticks instead of Pillsbury, so the breadsticks were portioned out a little different. So I only made 32 “buns”.

Burger Bites

Was the recipe easy to follow?

Yes, it was very easy to follow. Unfortunately using the store-brand only made 8 breadsticks, so I only came up with 32 little buns.  Instead of 48. I just cut the meat to adjust for the number.

Did the dish taste good?

YES! It was very good. I may cut back on the onions in the future and increase the salt/pepper.  I also sprinkled shredded cheese on half of the meat a few minutes before they were finished.

Would you make it again?

Probably. Chad thought they’d be good for football season. And I agree. For a party or picnic, where I wanted to socialize a little more, they might be a little too hands on, but for football where I won’t mind escaping to the kitchen (where I have my own TV), they’d be good! Of course, I may also consider making them for Sarah’s husband, Curt, sometime too, since White Castle isn’t as convenient as it used to be!

Burger Bites

1 can (11 oz) refrigerated breadsticks
1 egg
3 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup  plain bread crumbs
1 lb lean ground beef
shredded cheese (optional)
ketchup and mustard

1.    Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 12 breadsticks. Cut each into 4 pieces; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
2.    Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on wire racks. Cool 5 minutes or until slightly cooled. Split each in half, keeping tops and bottoms together to form miniature buns.
3.    Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Beat egg in medium bowl. Add onion, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs. Add ground beef; mix well. Press ground beef mixture into thin layer in bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch pan.
4.    Bake at 350°F. for 14 to 16 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Cut into 48 rectangles (or however many buns you have). Fill buns with miniature burgers. Place ketchup and mustard in small bowls for dipping sauce. Serve immediately.

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