Hamburger Cupcakes

Yes, I know the title doesn’t sound so great, but that is pretty much what they are!

A few weeks back Dillon asked me if I could make meatloaf cupcakes.  I have been mulling that over and have a pretty fair idea of how I will do it…. so stay tuned for that one lol. While that was on my mind, I came across an idea for hamburger cupcakes somewhere and decided that was what I was making first.




These are quick to make and tasted great!  I hope you enjoy!


Here are the ingredients I used to make these.


I started off by browning the ground beef in the microwave on high with the onions and garlic.  It took about 5 minutes and then I drained it.



Next I added the ketchup.


Mixed it all up and set it aside until I was done the next step.


I greased a 12 cup  muffin tin with cooking spray, buttered the hamburger buns and pressed each half into one of the muffin tin cups, making a “shell” with them, then put them in the oven to lightly toast them for about 5 minutes.


I spread the beef mixture evenly between the 12 “shells.”


Next I put a slice of pickle on each one.


I added strips of precooked bacon to most of them.


And then placed a square of cheese on each one.


I baked them at 375 degrees for 15 minutes and served.


Cute little, half bun Hamburger Cupcakes!




Hamburger Cupcakes

Preparation Time: 20 minutes  Cooking Time: 15 minutes  Servings: 12


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp. ketchup
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • butter/margarine to butter buns
  • 12 pickle pieces/chips
  • 4 slices precooked bacon, cut in quarters
  • 3 slices thick sliced cheese, cut into quarters


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray muffin tin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Brown ground beef in microwave on high for 5 minutes, with onions and garlic, until done and juices run clear.  Drain.
  3. Add ketchup to ground beef mixture and mix well.  Set aside.
  4. Butter each half of hamburger buns.
  5. Press into prepared muffin tin cups, forming a “shell” in each cup.
  6. Bake “shells” for 5 minutes at 375 degrees to lightly toast.
  7. Divide beef mixture evenly between the 12 “shells.”
  8. Place one pickle piece/chip on each cupcake.
  9. Place 2 quarters of bacon on each cupcake.
  10. Top with the quartered cheese slices.
  11. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
  12. Serve.






6 thoughts on “Hamburger Cupcakes

  1. Oh these look great. When I am able to eat solid food again, this will be on my list. I have been craving cheese burgers, but these looks delicious. Yummmm

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