Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tots Cups Topped with pickle and tomato slices, sitting on a cutting board

Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

Folks, I just want to talk for a minute about the magic of Tater Tots. They’re just little blobs of fried potato – yet somehow they taste better than potatoes in any other form.

I don’t know how they do it, but I sure know how to put that magic to work for me. I’ve used the crunchy perfection of tater tots in nachos, a Buffalo-spiced appetizer, a breakfast casserole, and even a dip. But with my latest Tater Tot creation, I think I may have just taken these magical morsels to a whole new level. Friends, I want you to meet…Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups.placing beef mixture into tater tot cups

These are like the best cheeseburger and fries you ever had, in one. Lean ground beef, spiced up with seasoned salt, pepper, garlic, and golden fried onions. All your favorite toppings – ketchup, mayo, mustard, and A1 sauce – stirred right into the meat. Melted cheddar cheese on top. And instead of a bun, it’s all served up in a little cup of golden, crunchy Tater Tots.

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All these need to make them truly perfect is a slice of tomato, a slice of pickle, and a drizzle of my extra-special Come Back Sauce. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to cheeseburger heaven.

How to Make Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place ground beef in a skillet over a medium high heat. While cooking, season with garlic powder, seasoning salt, salt and pepper. Once browned drain off excess grease and add onions into the beef. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook onions are softened, about 2 more mins. Add mayo, mustard, ketchup and A1 Sauce to the ground beef and stir to combine. Set aside.Browning beef in a pan with wooden spoon
  2. Spray mini muffin pan with non stick spray. Place three tater tots in each baking cup. Bake for 10 minutes.3 tater tots in each muffin tins
  3. After 10 minutes remove the muffin pan from the oven and use a shot glass or small cup to press the tater tots down into each baking cup, forming tater tot cups.Smashing tater tots down into muffin tin with wooden muller
  4. Fill the tater tot cups evenly with the ground beef mixture and top evenly with cheddar cheese.Shredded cheese topping beef mixture in muffin tin
  5. Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes. One done cooking, remove from the oven and let cool for 5-7 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan.Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tots Cups topped with pickle and tomato slices, sitting on a cutting board
  6. Before serving, drizzle with Come Back Burger Sauce, and top with mini dill pickle slices and cherry tomato slices.Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tots Cup Recipe from Family Fresh Meals, served on a cutting board

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Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

These Mini Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups are like the best cheeseburger and fries you ever had, in one. A family fun recipe everyone will love.
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Lawry's Seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup onionn finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp A1 Sauce or your fav steak sauce
  • 48 frozen tater tots
  • sea salt to season tater tots
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • Mini Pickles and cherry tomatoes sliced for garnish
  • Come Back Sauce for topping optional. Recipe HERE

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place ground beef in a skillet over a medium high heat. While cooking, season with garlic powder, seasoning salt, salt and pepper. Once browned drain off excess grease and add onions into the beef. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook onions are softened, about 2 more mins.
  • Add mayo, mustard, ketchup and A1 Sauce to the ground beef and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Spray mini muffin pan with non stick spray. Place three tater tots in each baking cup. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes remove the muffin pan from the oven and use a shot glass or small cup to press the tater tots down into each baking cup, forming tater tot cups.
  • Fill the tater tot cups evenly with the ground beef mixture and top evenly with cheddar cheese.
  • Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • One done cooking, remove from the oven and let cool for 5-7 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan.
  • Before serving, drizzle with Come Back Burger Sauce, and top with mini dill pickle slices and cherry tomato slices

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Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 837mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. Im wondering if i could make this into a 9×13 dish? My family isnt big on the “appetizer” size servings🤣

    1. I haven’t tried that before, but if you do, please let us know how it works out.

  2. Where does the 48 tots come from? 12×3=36 right? What am I missing? Not being snarky just wanting to get it right.

    1. I made 16 cups.. 2 per person (for 8 servings) and 16 X 3 will give you the 48 🙂 Hope that helps