Mini Buffet Burgers (mini cheeseburgers)

How about some 'real time' photos? Loaded and posted as I take them! LOL. Today is the Super Bowl and although I don't care about football and my family all happens to be gone tonight and won't even BE here to watch it, they all have asked me what I'm going to make for the the Super Bowl? You see, we have what is called "Football Food" (better known as finger foods and appetizers) and it's some of my crews favorite foods. They LOVE fooball Sundays in part because of the foods.

Sure enough I've even got text messages from some of them that aren't home right now; "What are you making for superbowl foods?".

I'm not completely sure what's on the menu but as they will all be coming home at different times and will all be hungry, I'm making sure we have a variety of yummy things on hand 'buffet style'. One of those is the Mini Cheeseburgers I make that are just amazingly good.

I make them using my own homemade rolls; made easy because I put the ingredients into the bread machine to mix and knead for me. (I never actually bake my bread in the machine... just knead it).

The bread is now rising and time to mix the cheeseburger meat mixture;

Mini Buffet Burgers

2 lbs. ground beef
1 c soft bread crumbs
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1-2 T mayonnaise
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 t garlic salt
1 t italian seasoning
1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese mix
20 tiny buns or rolls (mini size from store or homemade)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, mayo, egg and seasoning. Mix well by hand. Press into a jelly roll style pan with a lip on the edge. Bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle the top with the cheese mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes longer. Remove, cut into about 20 squares and place inside the split rolls. Serve with condiments. Great for buffets and crowds and parties.

Mix the first ingredients
in a large bowl
with your hands

Pat into a pan.
Ultimately I use a bigger pan than this and allow 1 inch
around the entire edge for grease to run off.
Today I'm using this pan and putting a large drip pan
under it while it cooks.

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