Mad Mini-Burgers (recipe)

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Mad Money Mini-Burgers

Ingredients for Mad Mini-Burgers:
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baguette (Betty used sourdough)
butter or spray oil
finely grated Parmesan cheese


ground meat of your choice (1/2 pound of extra-lean ground beef made 10 mini-burgers)
cheese of your choice (Betty used aged cheddar)
seasonings: garlic powder, cajun seasoning, black pepper, salt (all to taste… you know how you want it)

thousand island dressing
sweet pickle relish

red onions

Mad Money Mini-Burgers
Ingredients for Oven Baked “French Fries”:
Potatoes (Betty used a Russet Baking Potato. 1/2 pound of potato per person yields a generous serving of fries)
Extra Virgin olive oil
sea salt
other seasoning ideas: pepper, garlic powder, parsley, Parmesan cheese, chili powder, cayenne pepper

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Slice a baguette into thin disks. Two slices per mini-burger.
Butter one side of each baguette slice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Preheat a skillet to medium high. Place baguette slices butter/cheese side down and cook until golden.

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Brown one side only. This can also be done on the grill. You can also use spray oil and omit the cheese.

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In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, thousand island dressing and sweet relish. Mix thoroughly and set aside. It’s about a one-to-one ratio on the mayo and TI. The sweet relish is to taste. Otherwise know to Betty as a squirt!

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Season ground meat to taste. Betty likes garlic powder, Cajun spices and black pepper. Form seasoned meat into patties the same size as your baguette slices.
*TIP: Sprinkle salt on patties just before grilling. The salt helps form that seared yummy-ness.

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On a hot grill, skillet or griddle, cook onion slices and patties. Patties cook extremely quickly. About two minutes total. Top patties with cheese as soon as you flip them to get the cheese melting!

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To build mini-burgers, layer baguette with spread, patty, onion, tomato and lettuce. Top with another baguette slice and serve with oven fries.

Would you like fries with that?
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TIP: Oven fries take a little time. Start the fries first so your burgers and fries are ready at the same time ;)
Cut a clean potato into sticks. You can peel the potato if you like. Betty doesn’t like ;)
Toss potato sticks in olive oil and season as desired.
Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated 425(F) oven for 15 minutes. Using a spatula, turn fries over. Cook another 15 minutes or until golden.
Line a bowl with a paper towel and pour fries into bowl.
Season with another pinch of salt after baking, if desired.

Mad Mini-Burgers
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Link to the Mad Mini-Burgers video.
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13 Responses to “Mad Mini-Burgers (recipe)”

  1. HoneyB
    6/2/2008 at 7:09 am #

    I love mini’s!

  2. michelle @ TNS
    6/2/2008 at 7:53 am #

    light mayonnaise? i must protest!

  3. My Sweet & Saucy
    6/2/2008 at 8:44 am #

    I love these! The name along with the look is way too cute!

  4. Average Betty
    6/2/2008 at 9:01 am #

    Thanks HoneyB! I love mini’s too…

    Michelle… I know, I know. It’s like telling you to have a diet soda with them! But, I always use light mayonnaise – so I figure it’s best for full disclosure. And ya know, I’ve heard that for low-carb diets, regular mayo is better. Thanks so much for dropping by!

    Hey Hey Sweet and Saucy! Your name is kinda how I’d describe the taste of these mini-burgers! They are a lot of fun. I hope you try em ;)

    Love y’all!

  5. Madeline
    6/2/2008 at 11:31 am #

    I love the sourdough baguette, that sounds delicious! And your sauce, I’ll be trying that concoction on my next burger.

  6. Average Betty
    6/2/2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi Madeline!

    The sourdough baguette definitely gives a different crunch than a soft roll which I really like too. The sauce… well, it’s hard to go back to ketchup and mustard after trying it! Hope you like it!


  7. Kate
    6/5/2008 at 2:33 pm #

    I have to say, I really hope these turn out well when I attempt it next week, otherwise this could lead to the imminent dumping of me when I try cooking my guy dinner…

    (NOT exactly the world’s hottest chef – I’ve managed to set pasta on fire before!)

    Sounds gorgeous though – I’d love to be your guinea pig!


  8. Average Betty
    6/5/2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Holy Cow! Talk about pressure! I hope they turn out well too – if my mini-burgers cause the demise of a relationship… I don’t know what I’ll do.

    To avoid fires in the kitchen, get everything organized and prepped before you start (including getting 911 on the speed dial if necessary).

    Because the mini-burgers cook so fast and the baguette is an extra step, you might consider going for dinner rolls and/or making regular sized burgers on burger buns.

    And what guy doesn’t love bacon? Cook up a few strips beforehand, add to the burgers and he’ll be eating out your hands.

    I’m really dying to know how things go – don’t leave me hangin’ Kate! Good luck, the Betties of the world are counting on you ;)


  9. Wendy
    8/13/2008 at 10:01 am #

    I loved this idea and knew my husband would too. I mean who doesn’t love mini burgers! I made us three each. The first I did traditionally: american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and a spread of ketchup, yellow mustard and mayo. For the second one, I used wasabi mayo and topped it with havarti. On the third, I used regular mayo and topped it with extra sharp cheddar and a jalapeno slice. Three totally different tastes; each one totally awesome!

  10. Average Betty
    8/13/2008 at 8:05 pm #

    YUM, Wendy! I love the MIni-Burger Mini-Bar! What a lucky husband you have…

    Thanks for sharing your flavor combinations – I can’t the only one that wants to try the wasabi-mayo!


  11. Sophie
    8/23/2008 at 4:46 pm #

    i happy now that i saw your videos. i mean i’m twelve and i’m now cooking for my family . i still burn some stuff so if you could give me some recipes wheres its almost impossible to burn food i’d really appreciate it

  12. Holly Webster
    1/16/2009 at 4:15 am #

    Hi Betty,

    How do I make these burgers abit bigger?



  13. Average Betty
    1/16/2009 at 9:39 am #

    Hello Holly!

    I think the beauty of the burger is you can make it as big or as small as you like. But I think if you take the 1/2 pound of meat and divide it in two, it will make a nice substantial sandwich. Instead of the small baguette, try a loaf of bread… or traditional hamburger buns. I’m a fan of the sesame seed buns :)

    Lately, I have been loving a really thin patty on grilled whole wheat bread with mayo and mustard… something completely different – I may have to do another video/recipe on burgers!


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