My grandmother passed this recipe along years ago. She fixed them as a quick treat for her grandsons who had been hunting all morning. Now I take them to everything from baby showers to Christmas parties to game day gatherings. They are always a hit. I serve dipping sauces of mustard and ketchup. Easy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray 24 mini-muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onions in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess fat and set aside to cool.

  • Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, ketchup, melted butter, eggs, and mustard together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Fold ground beef mixture and Cheddar cheese into batter; spoon into each muffin cup.

  • Bake muffins in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

After adding all ingredients into batter, if batter is a little stiff, I use a tablespoon of water to soften it.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 16.6g 33% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterol 96.2mg 32% DV; sodium 693.3mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2016
I'm ready to add bacon next time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2018
They sounded so good but were disappointing. As some others noted they were very cake like and on the dry side. Bacon may help but I am not sure. I may try them again but will need to figure out how not to have them be so dry. Maybe extra meat or some chopped mushrooms. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2016
I'm ready to add bacon next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
My husband and kids - all VERY picky eaters - LOVED these! The only change I made was I used 1 1/2 lbs ground beef... These are a hit, thanks for the recipe! I’ll try adding bacon next time.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2016
I have to agree with lutzflcat on some of the points made. These cheeseburgers were okay. They were too dry and cakey thick not much flavor and I would have liked the cheese to be more melted. I ended up making 54 of them. Now I did substitute the ground beef with ground turkey and I used mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar. Those changes may have caused some of my dislikes. Here are the steps with picturesI followed: http://ibakeandrate.com/easy-cheeseburger-mini-muffins/ Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2015
12.19.15 I followed this recipe to the letter and honestly was a little disappointed. Just a couple tips: you don t get much rise on the muffins so do fill each mini-muffin cup to the top. Also they don t spread out so be sure that the top of each muffin is smoothed out for a nicer presentation because it s going to come out of the oven looking like it did when it went in (hope that makes sense). I checked these muffins at 13 minutes and they already were overdone and too brown IMO so watch your time. I scaled this recipe down to 6 servings so I should have ended up with 12 mini muffins. I ended up with 30 which almost makes me wonder if the author meant regular sized muffins??? These aren t bad but they just didn t have as much flavor as I was anticipating. Missing something just not sure what else would kick up the flavor. This is the first review on this recipe and I don t want to discourage others from giving it a try. This simply didn t live up to my expectations. Lori P sorry for the somewhat critical comments but I do want to give an honest review. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
Not bad. As other reviewers stated they are only as big as you fill the mini muffin cup. So fill them full and rounded over to look like a muffin. Next time we'll try adding bacon like others suggested. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2018
They sounded so good but were disappointing. As some others noted they were very cake like and on the dry side. Bacon may help but I am not sure. I may try them again but will need to figure out how not to have them be so dry. Maybe extra meat or some chopped mushrooms. Read More
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