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Bacon Burger Bites

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The perfect bite-sized appetizer for your next gathering!

These savory Bacon Burger Bites combine a delicious bacon burger with bite-sized convenience, making them the perfect appetizer for your Super Bowl Sunday!

WOT we love about this recipe: These little burger bites can be made in advance and reheated when ready to serve. You could also prepare them for the cooking step and refrigerate them until you’re ready to cook.

They also offer a punch of protein and are a great appetizer to make to keep your guests full.

Bacon Burger Bites

Servings 16 Burger Bites


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup panko
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 16 cheddar cheese cubes, size about ¼” x ¼” 
  • 8 slices of bacon (thin cut)
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • In a bowl, add the ground beef, salt, pepper, onion powder, black pepper, panko, egg, garlic, and barbecue sauce. Combine the mixture well. 
  • Form 16 small burger balls.
  • Press a cheese cube into the center of each ball. Press the ground beef to enclose the cheese and reshape it into a ball.
  • Slice each piece of bacon in half widthwise, then cut each width in half lengthwise so you have 32 long, narrow strips. Wrap two strips in a cross pattern around each burger ball.
  • In an ovenproof 10” – 12” skillet, such as cast iron, brush with olive oil. Place the burger bites into the skillet, bacon side up. Over medium-low heat, cook the burger bites until the meat is no longer pink halfway up the sides of the burger ball, about 8 minutes. Adjust heat as needed if the skillet is getting too hot. 
  • Broil the tops of the burger bites for about 5 minutes or until the bacon is slightly golden brown.
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All image by Lorianne DeVita

by Camila Alves McConaughey