Cheeseburger Cups




  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 burger buns, halved
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 slices cheddar
  • ketchup, for serving (optional)
  • yellow mustard, for serving (optional)
  • Pickles, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray. Roll out burger bun halves to 1/4” thick. Place the rolled-out buns cut side up in muffin cups.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, and cook until the beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain.
  3. Season mixture with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cut each cheddar slice into 4 small squares. Divide ground beef mixture between burger bun cups. Top with a slice of cheddar and bake until the cheese has melted and the edges of the bun are golden, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drizzle ketchup and mustard on top and garnish with a pickle, if desired

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