Cheeseburger Mini Muffins Recipe
- 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 whole milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 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.
Test Kitchen Tips
2 each: 121 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Cheeseburger Mini Muffins
"Not as good as I expected. These were more like ketchup muffins than cheeseburger muffins. Not a do over for our family."
"Hi - I just found this recipe and plan on making it tomorrow, but I only have the regular size in muffin tins. I think that filling them 1/2 full, and baking at 350 for 45 minutes would be about right, but I'm not sure. any input would be appreciated. Please disregard this post, as I reread the recipe, I discovered my answer."
"This recipe went directly in the trash. It is so bland and dense. What a waste of time and food!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I made these according to the ingredients listed and have to say, as printed, these are tasteless, boring, and definitely don't taste like a cheeseburger in a muffin. This is a great idea but needs an ingredient overhaul."
"To CREAMERS, 2 cups IS 16 ounces of LIQUID. For most shredded cheeses, it's 8 ounces. See all that AIR in the measuring cup between the pieces? Yeah, that's what makes it measure as 8 ounces."
"I've given this a 1 Star rating because there is an error in the recipe. The last time I checked, 2 cups is 16 ounces, not 8. Before I even try it, I would like to have the amount confirmed. Is it 1 cup of cheese which is 8 ounces, or 2 cups which is 16 ounces?"
"I doubled the ground beef & reduced the cheese by half as recommended. I cut the ketchup to 1/3 of a cup. & added a couple of ounces of crumbled bacon bits as well. Still not much flavor."
"I loved these muffins. I, too, followed the earlier comments and added twice the ground beef and half of the cheese. Yummy!"
"I really enjoyed these "muffins"! They are a little dense, but I didn't mind it. I chose to skip the ketchup in the mix, since I wasn't sure how it would go over with my kids, so instead I added an extra 1/4 cup of milk. I also used a whole pound of burger, as other reviewers suggested, and I did lower the temp to 400. They were done in 20 minutes! Served with diced onions and tomatoes and ketchup and mustard for dipping! Yummy!"
"Liked the flavor, but not the texture. Followed recipe exactly but they turned out dense, heavy and too dark. Why?"
"I had a spare 1/2 pound of ground beef and decided to make this recipe. My kids (and myself) couldn't get enough. I like that's more hearty than a regular muffin, but portable for road trips and busy days. I also like that the recipe made a lot (I made the regular sized muffins) so I had quite a bit left over to freeze. Will be making again!"
"I used Velveeta instead of cheddar cheese. I think Next time I will add chopped fresh Jalapeno pepper. :)"
"I made a batch of the regular-sized muffins today. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. They taste strongly of ketchup, so make sure you like that flavor. I like that it is a pretty economical recipe to make and will freeze for easy packable lunches. I'm going to try the previous reviewer's tip about doubling the meat and cutting down on the cheese."
"I've made these once before, exactly by the recipe - Very good!! My husband suggested I double the meat and use a little less cheese. Excellent, it seems more like a 'burger' with the added meat. This is a keeper."
"I was skeptical of this recipe at first - they didn't look too 'pretty' and I thought they might be dry. They are AWESOME. I made them for my husband's 'fight night' party and the boys gobbled them up in minutes and then begged for more. Now my husband requests that I make them monthly and freeze them so he can take them to work and pop them in the microwave. You can really taste the ketchup and mustard!"
"I made these today for lunch and they were good but I used a ound of meat and still felt that there could be more. I will use more meat next time, my husband liked them so I will make them again."
"I spoke too soon on this recipe. My husband loved them, and he convinced me to try them the next day - after all the flavors combined, and I have to admit, they were really good. He wants me to make them again for him, and I am happy to enjoy them too."
"I made these exactly as the recipe reads. They were nice and moist, but I felt they lacked flavor. I would prefer more hamburger,onions, less ketchup and use a more flavorful sauce."
"I added a little extra mustard just because I love mustard but other than that I made them just as the recipe is written. I put the hamburger in the food processor and chop it up small so it would be evently distributed in the muffins. I was concerned that they would be dry but they are very moist and flavorful just as they are. I made them regular muffin size and cooked them for 19 minutes. My husband and I both love them!"
"I made these when I first saw them in magazine, and I fell in love with them!!! Been a long time since I made them unfortunately, but going to head to the kitchen right now and make me some! mmmm"
"These muffins are one of the few dishes my kids ask for. I've been making them regularly since I first saw the recipe in 2006 and like to double the recipe for plenty of extras to pop in the freezer."
"I MADE THIS FOR ABT A DOZEN BOYS AND IT WAS DRY AND LITTLE TASTE."
"Just made these today and I followed the ideas of the previous comment. I did twice the meat and added taco seasoning to it. The kids loved them!"
"These were pretty good, but the muffin tasted very floury and it over powered the hamburger. I think I will use more hamburger next time and cook it with a hamburger seasoning. Still going to make them again. I also added real bacon bits."