Stuffed with burger and all the fixings, these little eats are a mouthful!
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These little cheeseburger cupcakes are definitely fun, and thanks to store-bought pizza crust, they're really easy to toss together.
But the real surprise is how savory and delicious they are! Topped with some classic cheeseburger toppings, they have all the flavors of a full burger in a bite-sized appetizer.
While your oven is preheating for the crust cups, get the beef started. I cooked some diced onion in my skillet and once the onions were soft, I added about a pound of lean ground beef.
Cook this until the beef is nicely browned, and season it well with salt and pepper as it cooks. It’ll take around 8-10 minutes to get the beef browned nicely. Be sure to break it up as it cooks so it will fit in the cups later.
To make the cups, lightly grease or butter a muffin tin and then roll out your pizza dough. Cut the dough into 9 even pieces.
Press each small piece of dough into a muffin cup and work the dough up the sides to form an edge.
You can really pack these cups full of the beef and onion mixture. You should use all of it to fill the 9 cups.
Stick these bad boys in the oven for 16-18 minutes, until the pizza dough is browned on the edges and cooked in the center. You can lift a cup out of the pan to see if it’s cooked on the bottom and sides.
When the cups are cooked, add your cheese! If you add it too early it would just burn – adding it at the end ensures it’s melted and perfect.
Return them to the oven just to melt the cheese. Then serve these with classic cheeseburger toppings: tomatoes, pickles, mustard, and ketchup!
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