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Mini Burgers with the Works

 Mini Burgers with the Works
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 68 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as

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Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.