Mini Cheeseburgers

Change up those usual burgers by adding the great taste of cheese right in the mix and making them into mini burgers. Kids (and kids at heart) will love them!


Mini Cheeseburgers


  • 1 small carrot, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian old Cheddar or Marble cheese
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, salt and pepper
  • 1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef
  • Twelve 2 to 3 inch (5 to 7.5 cm) whole wheat dinner rolls or mini buns
  • Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced pickles or other condiments


  1. Preheat barbecue grill to medium-high or preheat broiler. Butter a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet if using broiler.
  2. In a large bowl, combine carrot, bread crumbs, tomato paste, egg, 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the cheese, salt and pepper. Stir with a fork until blended. Add beef and using fork, blend in just until combined, but don't over mix.
  3. Shape into 12 patties, each about 2-3/4-inches (6 cm) in diameter and 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
  4. Place on a greased grill or on prepared baking sheet. Grill, covered, or broil for about 5 min or until juices rise to the surface. Flip over and cook for 3 to 5 min longer or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the centre registers at least 160F (70C) and burgers are well done.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and cook for 1 min or until cheese is melted. Meanwhile, split buns and toast, if desired.
  6. Place burger patties on buns and garnish with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles, or as desired.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Author: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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