Yeah, I’m still thinking about foods on a stick. I’m also thinking about a big, juice burger. A burger with cheese. A Bacon Cheese Burger. Are you hungry? I sure know I’m famished just thinking about these awesome bites.
Kiddo and I love those little cheese burger bites. Hubby’s not a fan of the cheese, so we make some of the burgers without all that melted cheddar goodness. These are great for game night because you can enjoy a bacon burger while planing cards and not worry about a mess. I’ve even put out cups with ketchup for those who need to dip. I know these burgers bites from Betty Crocker were meant as an appetizer, but sometimes I just like to eat appetizers as a meal. Don’t you?
Cheesy Bacon Burger Skewers
7 slices Bacon
28 fancy cocktail skewers
28 Cherry Tomatoes
3 leaves Romaine Lettuce,
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 lb Ground Chuck
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
4 oz Cheddar Cheese
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning often, until browned but not overly crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Cut each bacon slice into 4 pieces for 28 pieces.
While the bacon is frying, stack the Romaine leaves, cut into 28 pieces total, about 1 1/2-inch in size. Set aside.
On each cocktail skewer, thread 1 tomato, 1 bacon piece and 1 lettuce piece; set aside.
In large bowl, add Bisquick, ground meat, egg, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire Sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
Using the large holes of a cheese grater, grate the cheese. Make 28 small piles of cheese. If necessary, grate more cheese.
Scoop up about a tablespoon or so of the meat and shape into into 28 meatballs; flatten slightly to resemble hamburgers while pressing the cheese into the meat of the “burger”.
In same skillet, heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Cook burgers in drippings 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Insert 1 loaded skewer in each burger; serve immediately.