Yields: 20 bites
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
20 pieces of cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese sliced into 1 inch squares
4 pieces of bacon cooked (do not overcook)
10 grape tomatoes cut in half
20 slivers of jalapeno or pickle if desired
Break each piece of cooked bacon into 5 pieces. This will give you enough bacon for each burger bite.
Combine ground beef with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Shape all 20 pieces at once into round patties about 1″ in diameter, making sure to flatten so the burger bite will be able to stand on a tray. Set aside.
Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat and place all burger bites into pan at the same time.
Brown for about 3-4 minutes and flip each burger bites. Top with the square pieces of cheese and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
If the cheese is not melting, cover the pan for about a minute and remove cover.
Remove burger bites from pan and plate on serving dish.
Top each bite with a small piece of bacon, a sliver of pepper or pickle, half of grape tomato and then slide the skewer in the middle of the tomato to secure.
Serve and enjoy