I love party food. Mini versions of bigger dishes are fun to make and fun to eat. This recipe from Martha Stewart’s website is no exception. I made these for a Sunday afternoon meal at my Nanny’s house along with curly fries and everyone enjoyed them. There was also enough left over for a couple of days’ worth of lunches for C & I. You can’t beat that deal.
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely diced sweet white onion
2 tbsp. water
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds ground beef
20 dill pickle slices
20 slices cheese (I used provolone and American.)
20 mini burger buns
Burger toppings of your choice.
Melt 4 tbsp. butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened. Stir in the water and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Form 20 patties using about 2 tbsp. of ground beef for each. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and coat patties with remaining 2 tbsp. butter, melted. Press a pickle slice into each patty.
Preheat your broiler. Season patties with salt and pepper. Broil for 6-7 minutes. Top with cheese for the last 30 seconds.
Lightly toast the buns then spread the onion butter on the bottom half of each. Top with 1 burger and any other toppings you like.