Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies

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By Jamie and Bobby Deen

This recipe is as fast as it is delicious. In the 15 minutes you are waiting for these Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies to bake, you can make out the invitations…to the “Party in Your Mouth”!

Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies

8 ounces ground beef
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
All-purpose flour for dusting
1 sheet puff pastry (from a 17.5-ounce package)
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into 8 equal-size patties. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Brown the patties in oil about 1 minute per side.

On a lightly floured surface, unfold the pastry. Cut the pastry lengthwise into four equal strips, then cut strips in half crosswise. Place one patty on each strip and top with cheese. Fold the pastry up around the burgers and pinch the edges together to seal, molding to fit around the patties. Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg mixture.

Place the mini burgers on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 15
Difficulty: Easy

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By Paladin82 on December 02, 2013


low fat recipies that are fun different & easy plz....

By victoria on August 25, 2011


Our church serves a meal for about 50-80 children every Wednesday evening. I've taken on being in charge of these meals for the next year. I think this would be an excellent "cook's choice" meal to serve on a 5th week of the month, that won't strain the already strained budget and the children will love these. But I'm not sure how many mini cheese burgers I'd need to make for that many children. 100 if they each eat 2 is my guess. But would like some input. We usually have 5 lbs of hamburger for one meal for this many children that we make into spaghetti. Do you think 5 lbs is enough hamburger meat?

By Martha on August 25, 2011



By Ronda on August 24, 2011


Have you ever come by to our County or City - if not when do you plan to come by. We have wonderful people in Oxnard, that would like to meet you. Me being one! Thank you and hope to see you or hear from you, Regards, p.s. From all the recipies you have; there is not a one I and my hubby has not enjoyed

By Julia Blanco on August 24, 2011


How would these freeze?

By montjambhr on August 24, 2011


By Anonymous on January 14, 2011


I decided to make these for a dinner I was hosting for 13 teenage boys. I ended up making 60, thinking I'd have leftovers, and they enjoyed them so much that they ate every last one. I served them with the Lady's Mac and Cheese and a salad. I browned the hamburger patties the night before and layered them between paper towels in the fridge. Then I assembled them a few hours before the dinner and baked them so they were ready right on time. It was pretty easy to make a large quantity and definitely a huge hit!

By Paula fan on January 14, 2011

Hi—need help—I belong to a card group and it’s my turn in Sept. to prepare lunch for 11 other ladies—need something I can prepare the night before and can cook as we are playing cards—thanks for any suggestions.  Kay

By kay on August 12, 2010

I have made these with cresent rolls.  Roll out the entire roll and pinch the seams, then cut as in the original recipe.  I have to use realllly lean meat tho, or they come out greasy.

By Susan Ayers on August 05, 2010

Every time I see a filet mignon it reminds me of one of the best times I ever had with my dad and the proudest I ever felt of him.
My dad was a chef. He worked at various places over the years, from Chicago to Colorado and Michigan. But the year I was 18 he was working at a place called The Beachcomber Club in the Nob Hill section of Colorado Springs.
He invited me and a friend to dinner one night and when it was ready, he personally served us our dinner. He was dressed in his chef’s whites, with his chef hat and the dining room was full. Every single person turned to watch “The Chef” serving our table. He then went around the room and introduced himself to all customers, asked if they were enjoying their meal.
What a great day.

By Laura Nason on July 17, 2010

I have all the ingredients except puff pastry. However, I do have a refrigerated pie crust. Do you think that would do in a pinch without compromising the taste or recipe?

By Lambchop on July 15, 2010

Howdy, Y’all! Greetings from Wyoming!
These sound absolutely GREAT! I just know my family would love’em, but we can’t get puff pastry in these parts. Is there something else that would work just as easily? Would appreciate the help on this one.
  Thanks a bunch -
from a country lov’in fan… Toni

By Toni on July 14, 2010

Just have to save

By Peggy Cambria on July 13, 2010

Perfect size for little ones or dieters!

By Connie Vlasis on July 13, 2010

I have made these and my family loves them ,,They always want more lol Thank you Paula

By Kristal on July 13, 2010

These look amazing and perfect for football season!!

By Nick A on July 13, 2010

This looks yummy, can’t wait to have a go at it, thanks bunches and keep them coming.  LOVE YOUR WEB SIGHT!!

By WANDA BEACH on July 13, 2010

I can’t wait to make these mini cheeseburger puff pies for my girls! They look delicious & very easy to make! Thanks!!

By Destiny on July 13, 2010

Always looking for something different, easy and cheap. This fits the bill! Tks

By Louise Fergus on July 13, 2010

This recipe looks soooo good! I really can’t wait to try it! Keep it up Paula and company! Love you all!

By Sue on July 13, 2010

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