Kitchen Smack: Burger-Potato Bites

Burger-Potato Bites

Yield: 16

Burger-Potato Bites

We love this alternative to sliders. It's a big hit at parties of all types, and when you offer condiments and dressings like regular hamburgers, it's even more appealing. Search for the Big Mac sauce recipe too and make these even better!

Ingredients

  • 16 large frozen French-fried waffle-cut potatoes (1/3 of a 22-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 2 to 3 tsp. grilling seasoning blend
  • 4 slices favorite cheese, cut into quarters
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Mustard, ketchup, dairy sour cream, and/or dill pickle slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Evenly space potatoes on baking sheet.
  3. Bake potatoes for 18 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  4. Adjust oven racks and preheat broiler.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine meat and seasoning.
  6. Form into sixteen 1-ounce mini burgers (about 2 tablespoons).
  7. In a 12-inch skillet cook burgers, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, turning burgers once halfway through cooking. Drain fat.
  8. Top each potato with a burger, cheese quarter, and tomato slice.
  9. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomato begins to brown.
  10. Serve with mustard, ketchup, sour cream, and/or pickles.
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