These little guys are a favorite from when my kids were little. Filled with all of your cheeseburger favorites like ground beef and ketchup, mustard, and oozy, gooey cheese, Cheeseburger Muffins are perfect for lunch at home or on the go, or a fun little party appetizer, and they reheat quite nicely.
You can make them as mini cheeseburger muffins and get a few dozen or as full size muffins and have a heartier handful.
To begin, finely chop up one small onion and brown it in a skillet with 1/2 lb. ground beef. Drain.
In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 c. flour,
1 T sugar,
2 tsp. baking powder,
and 1 tsp. salt.
In a smaller, separate bowl combine 3/4 c. ketchup,
3/4 c. milk,
1/2 c. melted butter,
and 1 tsp. yellow mustard.
Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Grate 8oz. cheddar cheese and add to mixture.
Now add in drained, browned ground beef.
Melt 2 T. butter (could take more) and grease either mini muffin tins or regular size muffin tins very well. These guys tend to stick!
Fill mini muffin cups or regular size muffin cups about 3/4 full, and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven. For minis, bake about 12 minutes and full size about 20.
You can check with a toothpick inserted into the center to make sure they are fully baked. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go.
Cool on a wire rack and somehow, if you manage to have leftovers, pop ’em in the fridge to store.
This recipe makes about 5 dozen minis or 1-2 dozen regular muffins.
- 1 small onion
- ½ lb. ground beef
- 2½ c. flour
- 1 T. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ c. ketchup
- ¾ c. milk
- ½ c. butter plus 2-4 T. for greasing the pans
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. yellow mustard
- 8 oz. cheddar cheese
- Extra ketchup and mustard for dipping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Finely chop one small onion and brown it in a skillet with ½ lb. ground beef. Drain.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and sat.
- In a smaller, separate bowl, combine ketchup, milk, butter, eggs, and mustard.
- Grate cheese and add to the mixture along with the ground beef.
- Melt 2 T. butter and grease muffin tins VERY well.
- Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 12 minutes if minis and 20 if full-sized. Check with a toothpick to see if they are fully cooked. Cool on a wire rack. Store leftovers in the fridge.