Archive for October 20th, 2012


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.



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