Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, tater tot cheeseburger cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups - Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, cheeseburger cups.

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Happy Thursday y'all! I am in such a good mood  Why you ask? 

Well, I am smack in the middle of G-baby days. We have our granddaughter on Wednesdays and Fridays, and look forward to it every week. She is 20 months old now, and quite the big girl. She uses her please and thank yous, she loves to help clean up, and reallllly loves to be in the kitchen with Nana. Which of course tickles me pink because it is giving me opportunities to start working on more kid friendly recipes like these Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. 

She loved helping me put the tater tots in the muffin tin, she loved helping smoosh them into the cup shape, and she really loved chowing down on them when they were done!

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Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

I have been looking forward to this time ever since she was born. I knew it was going to give me a chance to work on kid friendly recipes. I have wanted to come up with meals that are either easy for the little ones to help out with, or are sure to please their picky little palates, and will eventually have a special little place on the blog for them. So keep an eye out for that 

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

I hope you don't mind me gushing over our little one. She just really makes my heart so happy. I can be having the week from hell, but when that little girl hugs me, and gives me that amazing smile, wellll I just melt and she is the only thing I see. I knew I was going to love her, but never realized how much I would love her.

It is funny to watch Mr Grumpy with her too. She brings out a side of him I never knew was there. That tough guy exterior disappears, and this Papa bear comes out that is silly, and cuddly, and so full of love. I just want to run up and squeeze him when he is like that, but I don't want to disturb their "moments".

Isn't it funny how babies can do all these amazing things just by being there, and looking at you like they think you are the most amazing person in the world? Being a Nana is the best thing ever!

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Now, let's get onto the food shall we?

First of all you start out with tater tots, and who doesn't like tater tots? They are just fun. Just take a look at these Loaded Breakfast Totchos. They are sooooo good, you just can't help but dive in as soon as they hit the table!

Once in a while I will skinny up our tot game by making these Cheesy Cauliflower Tots, which are amazing in their own right, and a great guilt free was to quiet your tot cravings. I am going to try making these cups with those cauli-tots next time. I will let you know how they come out OK?

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

These take a little bit of time to make, but it is just baking time. The sauce, and burger filling is done in no time flat, you just have to make sure those tots get nice and crispy so you have a good shell for all that cheeseburgerness.

Of course you could get as fancy as you want to with the burger filling. You could do a Mexican style burger with taco seasoned meat, and sour cream, salsa, or guacamole for topping.

Or if you are a mushroom Swiss burger lover, like we are, you could change it up with some sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese sauce, like I did in this Mushroom Swiss Cheeseburger Macaroni.

The sky is the limit really? So I would love to hear what other versions you want to make!

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

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Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups

Bobbi Burleson
Tater Tot Cheeseburger Cups

Change up your burger game with these fun, kid friendly, tater tot cheeseburger cups.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard, divided
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 80 frozen tater tots
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar jack)
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • Fresh chopped parsley

Equipment Used

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Spray muffin pans and place 5 tater tots in each cup. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons ketchup, dill pickle relish, 1 tablespoon mustard, and the onion powder. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add the ground beef, onions, and garlic. Cook until beef is browned and the onions softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard, and stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and use a spoon, or tamper to press the tater tots down to form a cup. Salt the cups and bake for another 5 minutes
  6. Remove the cups from the oven and fill them with 2 tablespoons of the ground beef mixture and top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese. Place the tater tot cups back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan.
  8. Drizzle the cups with the sauce and top with diced tomato and fresh parsley.
Yield: 16 cheeseburger cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 35 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.

Nutrition


  • Calories: 703 (per 4 cup serving)
  • Totalcarbs: 55
  • Fat: 36
  • Protein: 37
  • Sodium: 1608

Tags: ground beef, potatoes, kid friendly, gluten free,


Adapted from Homemade Interest.


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26 comments:

  1. what a great idea. I would have never thought to make them this way.

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  2. This is a really fun meal to fix for everybody. I could put different toppings on depending on what everyone likes.

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    1. Exactly :) You could do a Cheeseburger Cup bar and let everyone pick their own toppings.

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  3. My son was walking by just now, saw the main picture on this post, and said, "Can you make me that?" How can I saw no? :)

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    1. Haha my daughter does that to me too. She will see the photo for a recipe and say, "When are you making that for me?" :)

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  4. My grandkids would LOVE these and I would be their hero. Have to PIN it!

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    1. Yay! I hope they like them as much as my little munchkin!

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  5. forget the kids - i want these - who doesn't love tater tots?!

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  6. My 12 year old would enjoy making these. I'm bookmarking the recipe for her

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    1. My 25 year old loved making them, so have fun!! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness this is like the ultimate comfort food indulgence! Love tots!! What a fun family-friendly meal to whip up. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks Marlynn! I am so happy you like the recipe :)

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  8. These look so good! Can't wait to try out this recipe

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  9. My kids would love these, and I think I would too! I have got to give them a try.

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  10. You had me at tater tots! These look amazing and my kids would love them! I'll have to fight them for it. haha!

    www.flashesofdelight.com

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    1. Haha sounds like me with the grandbaby. She thought they were ALL hers!!

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  11. These look just delicious! It's like the perfect mix of a hamburger and a taco, I think. I'm saving this for when I can finally settle down and buy a muffin tin haha. College life.

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    1. LOL Well I hope you settle down soon so you can give these a try :)

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  12. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenFebruary 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    These are so cute!! I'm going to show these to my 13 yr. old for his "cooking list." :)

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    1. Thanks Kimberly :) what a great idea. Have him make dinner one night!

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  13. This looks like a really fun way to skip the bun! Definitely want to make these for my next movie night in.
    xo Chelsea
    http://chelseapearl.com

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  14. Yummmm!!! This is such a good idea and these look amazing!

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    1. Thanks sooo much Lindsey :) I hope you give them a try!

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