Cheeseburger Bites

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
8 oz American cheese loaf, cut into 2-inch cubes (2 cups)
24 miniature burger buns, split

Toppings, as Desired
Dill pickle chips
Sliced plum (Roma) tomatoes
Shredded lettuce
Additional ketchup and mustard

In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 2 tablespoons ketchup, the onion and 1 teaspoon mustard.

Spray 3 1⁄2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Into slow cooker, spoon beef mixture. Top with cheese.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.

Just before serving, stir beef mixture. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon mixture into each bun. Serve with desired toppings.

1 Appetizer (without Toppings): Calories 140; Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3g; Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g). Exchanges: 1 Starch, ½ Medium-Fat Meat, ½ Fat. Carbohydrate Choices: 1

From the Cookbook

Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook

Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook

Photos By: Val Bourassa
Photo By: Val Bourassa

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