Move over sliders, there’s a new- even-tinier – burger in town! It’s really shocking that I haven’t already turned this favorite food into the perfect party bite but alas, here we have the ultimate mini cheeseburgers. My favorite part about these little cheeseburgers are the itty bitty burger buns. They’re so easy to make and you can control just how small you make them. I should host a contest to see how tiny you can make a burger bun. For real though, tiny burgers mean you get to eat 10 because they’re so itty bitty. Score!
So how exactly did I make these itty bitty burger buns? Here’s my easy way (because life with a toddler and a puppy the size of a horse is a very unique blend of chaos and noise). It involves store bought dinner rolls! Now, all my purists, stay with me. You can easily pick up the steps starting at #3 here with my brother’s homemade hamburger buns. Just shape them into itty bitty buns and follow along with my steps from there! The brand I buy is Rhodes Dinner Rolls because they still need to rise so you’re able to form them into tiny buns.
- 5 frozen Parker House (I used Rhodes brand) rolls, thawed
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked
- 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 5 lettuce leaves
- 5 deli slices sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Divide each thawed roll into four and roll into a round ball/disc shape. Place each mini roll on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- Remove plastic wrap, and brush each ball of dough with a bit of melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before slicing in half.
- Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and divide into 20 patties.
- Preheat grill to medium and cook each burger for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
- Top each burger bun with a small piece of lettuce, cheese, small piece of bacon, and tomato!
I like to serve these mini cheeseburgers on a simple white tray with a toothpick to keep everything easy to “grab and eat”. If you want to be sure they don’t topple over, carefully slice off a tiny bit of the bottom of the burger bun to ensure they sit up perfectly!
Cheers to cute mini party food!