Cheeseburger Mini Muffins Recipe
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Cheeseburger Mini Muffins Recipe

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I invented these cute little muffins so I could enjoy the flavor of cheeseburgers without resorting to fast food. I often freeze a batch and reheat however many I need. They're also great as appetizers. —Teresa Kraus, Cortez, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 121 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the ketchup, milk, butter, eggs and mustard; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the beef mixture and cheese.
  3. Fill greased miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Muffins may be baked in regular-size muffin cups for 20-25 minutes; recipe makes 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Mini Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"I had to have something to bring to a Cub scout potluck supper. The boys & their parents couldn't get enough of them. Everyone asked me for the recipe. They are great for school lunches as well."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"I made the recipe as called for but my husband does'nt like cheese so I left it out. I thought they were delicious. I also made regular size cupcake. Next time I will add more ground beef."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"These are delicious, providing you use the right kind of ground beef. They taste amazing with raw pickles and tomatoes and condiments on top! One thing though: Opt for the grass-fed ground beef. Do not get the cheap ground chuck, it will make these taste gross."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"I made these exactly as written. When I finished filling the 48th mini muffin using a small scoop, I added a tablespoon or more of sriracha to the mix and filled about 9 regular sized muffins. The mini muffins were good, but the regular size ones that I added the sriracha to were awesome. I'm going to put them in the freezer and pull them out for the Super Bowl. DH said they tasted like cheeseburgers. I can see why others might add more beef, but I thought they were just fine as written for an appetizer."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Family loved this - easy to make. I have 2 growing boys, so added 1 pound of meat instead of 1/2 to fill them up."

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