Mini Queso Burgers on Pretzel Buns

New Years is coming up and I wanted to share this appetizer that would be a perfect mini bite for entertaining. These cute little burgers with all of that cheesy goodness and a little spice kick can be dressed up to your liking. I was supposed to share the classic Queso Burger with you, but I just couldn’t resist putting these mini burgers on pretzel bread and adding a little bacon. Everything’s better with bacon, right?

Mini Queso Burgers

1-1/2 lb. ground sirloin
1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
12 hamburger buns (I like to use pretzel bread)
12 pieces leaf lettuce
1 large tomato, cut into 6 slices (for the minis, I use roma tomatoes)

  • HEAT grill to medium heat.
  • SHAPE meat into 12 patties.
  • GRILL 3 minutes on each side or until done (160ºF).
  • MEANWHILE, microwave VELVEETA® and RO*TEL® in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 5 minutes or until VELVEETA® is completely melted, stirring after 3 minutes.
  • COVER bottom halves of buns with lettuce, tomatoes and burgers. Top each burger with 1 Tbsp. VELVEETA® dip. Cover with tops of buns.

Aside from this husband and son approved burger recipe, VELVEETA® and RO*TEL® wanted me to share our dinnertime ritual with you. Our dinner isn’t at a set time, nor is it delicious homemade meals every night, but we do have one consistent dinner time ritual – prayer! No matter what we are eating or what time we are eating, prayer is important to us. What is your dinnertime ritual?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VELVEETA/RO*TEL. The opinions and text are all mine.


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