Mini-Burger Potato Bites Recipe
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Mini-Burger Potato Bites Recipe

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The caramelized onions and creamy sauce make these yummy bites a huge hit at parties. People say they’re even better than the mini burger appetizers that are so popular at restaurants.—Maribeth Condo, Lindenhurst, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 16 frozen waffle-cut fries
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese, quartered

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Bake waffle fries according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook onions in butter and oil over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the sugar, salt and pepper; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef and steak seasoning. Shape into 16 patties. Cook in a large skillet until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, turning once.
  3. For sauce, in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and water until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly.
  4. Top each waffle fry with a burger and cheese. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with onions and sauce. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Mini-Burger Potato Bites in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p219

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249081
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"Loved the idea of serving sliders on waffle fries, but also knew that my guys would not eat the onions or sauce. I have a square hamburger press and it made forming the sliders super easy. I split the pound of meat into 4 balls, pressed them out and then sectioned each into 4 burgers. I topped ours with sliced american (each slice gave 4 squares) and some crispy bacon."

drumminmomma User ID: 5666153 183277
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"These are excellent! Loved as munchies during football Sundays by grownups and kiddos! YUM!"

stwrt6d User ID: 5184264 211090
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"i took these to a church snack/icecream supper and i got ALOT of compliments.very cute and creative snack. not alot of trouble either :-) people will think youre ingenius."

klumsee1 User ID: 982010 106909
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"This was a fair amouint of work for something that should be simple. The taste was pretty good though. A tad salty, maybe from the seasoning. I cheated when I make my hollandaise sauce: mix all sauce ingredients in a blender then immerse in a pan of hot tap water while the rest of the food cooks. Served with homemade augratin potatoes and green beans for a complete meal. Also tried using A1 sauce as a topping for the sliders and that was even better!"

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