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I came up with this new appetizer for the super bowl party I went to, and everyone liked my little cheeseburger bites.

This recipe makes 30 mini cheeseburger bites.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of puff pastry
  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1 package of ground beef or meat of your choice
  • 30 small slices of cheddar cheese (about 1/2 block of cheese)
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly into long stripes
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite spicy BBQ sauce (I used my homemade stuff)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Thaw the puff pastry – approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan and cook the onions until caramelized on medium heat (approximately 15-20 minutes).  Set aside.
  3. Cut bacon into small pieces and cook until done and set aside.
  4. Lightly oil tartlet pans.
  5. Cut each puff pastry piece into 9 squares.
  6. Place all the puff pastry squares into the tarlet pan.
  7. In a bowl combine ground beef, BBQ sauce, parmesan cheese, and spices.
  8. Role the ground beef mixture into small balls and place in the puff pastry.
  9. Baste the top of the ground beef with a small amount of BBQ sauce.
  10. Add the caramelized onions on top of the beef, then add a slice of cheddar cheese and top with the bacon pieces.
  11. Cook in over at 375 for 25-35 minutes.
  12. Let cool, and then place on a platter to serve.

 

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