Cheddar Burger Appetizers

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Jennifer Bass
from Richmond, KY

I love to eat bite-sized food and often make what I call "snack-attizers" with a side dish for dinner. It's a nice change for something small instead of a heavy meal.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a fun appetizer! The Montreal seasoning added to the meat adds a ton of flavor. These are super easy to prepare and everyone will love them! Great for a party, a tailgate or even a light dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 28 appetizers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top


  •   1 lb
    ground beef
  •   1 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  •   1/4 tsp
  •   1/4 tsp
  •   1/4 tsp
    Montreal steak seasoning
  •   2 oz
    cheddar cheese, sliced to 1/4-inch slices
  •   1 small
    onion, sliced
  •   6
    baby portolbello mushrooms, quartered
  •   14 large
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  •   28
    frilly toothpicks

How To Make

  • 1
    In a 10-inch skillet, place Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms and onions and saute until onions are translucent. Set aside and let cool.
  • 2
    On each toothpick, thread 1 half of the tomato, mushroom and onion and set aside.
  • 3
    In large mixing bowl, all other ingredients except for the cheese. Shape tablespoonfuls of mixture into meatballs and flatten slightly to resemble hamburgers.
  • 4
    Using the same skillet, cook burgers over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. During the last minute of cooking, place cheese over each hamburger and let the cheese melt. Insert 1 toothpick with the tomato, mushroom and onion in each burger and serve warm.