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Mini Burger Party Platter

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Mini Burger Party Platter

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  • Yield: 8 appetizer mini burgers
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Broil 8 mins to 10 mins

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Make these restaurant-style mini burgers as a fun appetizer at your next party. Add one or more of our flavored toppers and serve with seasoned waffle fries.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion or onion
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 1 - ounces Swiss or cheddar cheese slices, cut into fourths
  • 8 dinner rolls or cocktail-sized hamburger buns, split
  • Shredded red-tipped leaf lettuce
  • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic Mayo, Chipotle Mayo, Garlic-Cumin Mayo, Herbed Goat Cheese and/or Citrus Ketchup (recipes follow)
  • Spice-Dusted Waffle Fries (see recipe)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine chopped onion, bread crumbs, water, Worcestershire sauce and steak seasoning. Add beef; mix well.
  2. Shape meat mixture on waxed paper into a 10x5-inch rectangle. Cut into eight square-shaped patties. Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once. Top with cheese slices; broil 30 seconds more or until cheese slices are melted.
  3. On a serving platter, top each dinner roll or cocktail-sized hamburger bun bottom with lettuce, tomato slice, mini burger, desired topping and roll or bun top. If needed, secure buns with cocktail party picks. Add hot waffle fries to the platter. Makes 8 appetizer mini burgers.

Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 - 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, finely chopped

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped. Cover and chill until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Balsamic Mayo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and chill until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Spice-Dusted Waffle Fries

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen waffle-cut or thick-cut French fried potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning or Cajun seasoning

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with ontreal steak seasoning or Cajun seasoning. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and crisp. Remove from oven. Makes about 2-1/2 cups.

Herbed Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soft chevre (goat cheese), crumbled (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons dairy sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano, basil or thyme

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine soft chevre , crumbled, dairy sour cream and snipped fresh oregano, basil or thyme. Cover and chill until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Garlic Cumin Mayo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder and ground cumin. Cover and chill until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Citrus Ketchup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, finely shredded lemon peel, lemon juice, finely shredded orange peel and orange juice. Cover and chill until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Mini Burger Party Platter)

iron (mg) 3, calcium (mg) 111, pro. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 689, carb. (g) 35, vit. A (IU) 680, cal. (kcal) 402, vit. C (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 6, Fat, total (g) 24, chol. (mg) 48, fiber (g) 3

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