Grilled Baby Burgers

Seasonings, cheese, tomatoes and pickles give bite-sized burgers big flavor. Make them in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
teaspoons dried minced onion
1
teaspoon parsley flakes
3/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
4
slices (1 oz each) American cheese, cut into quarters
8
slices white bread, toasted, crusts trimmed, cut into quarters
16
thin slices plum (Roma) tomatoes (2 small), if desired
16
thin hamburger-style dill pickle slices, if desired
Ketchup, if desired
Mustard, if desired
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, onion, parsley and seasoned salt. Divide into 16 portions. Shape each portion into a ball and flatten to 1/2-inch-thick patty, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. On each of 4 (12-inch) metal skewers, thread 4 patties horizontally, leaving space between each.
  • 2 Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until patties are no longer pink in center (160°F).
  • 3 Top each burger with cheese piece. Place each burger on toast square. Top with tomato slice and another toast square. Place pickle slice on top; spear with toothpick to hold layers together. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.

Expert Tips

These cute little burgers can be mixed and shaped ahead of time. Just cover and refrigerate them until you are ready to grill.

Some plum tomatoes are quite large. Select smaller tomatoes for this recipe so they are about the same size as the burgers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.