Mini Burgers with the Works Recipe
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Mini Burgers with the Works Recipe

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I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a way to use up bread crusts accumulating in my freezer. They're delicious. —Linda Lane, Bennington, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 3 slices process American cheese
  • 4 slices white bread (heels of loaf recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 2 pearl onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 baby dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 68 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Shape beef into twelve 1-in. patties. Place on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel; microwave on high for 1 minute until meat is no longer pink. Cut each slice of cheese into fourths; set aside.
  2. Using a 1-in. round cookie cutter, cut out six circles from each slice of bread. Spread half of the bread circles with dressing. Layer with burgers, cheese, onions, pickles and tomatoes. Top with remaining bread circles; secure with toothpicks. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Mini Burgers with the Works in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p210

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adamray7 User ID: 4479187 208508
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"Very quick and easy. Kids loved it! I used store bought potato roll minis instead of bread crust."

Shamel User ID: 4568163 147633
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"This recipe is very good.... I like it alot"

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