Had a holiday get-together this week...
At any party I host there's always some of my Bites on the buffet. These Bacon Cheeseburger Bites are sooooo good. Super kid and non-op friendly. If you are serving them for lunch or dinner I usually add a salad.
I made a version of these for the blog sometime last year but I've found a much easier way. I used to cook a couple of slices of bacon which is great if you have leftover bacon from breakfast to use up but not so much if you just want to make the bites. So I replaced the cooked bacon with storebought bacon bits. One less messy step which comes in handy when prepping for a party.
Shelly's Bacon Cheeseburger Bites
1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
1/2 lb Ground Beef
2 Tablespoons Bacon Bits (Plumrose, Hormel, near salad dressings)
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
dash of Seasoned Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Saute onions till golden. Add ground beef. Cook till no pink is seen. Set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Be sure meat & onions have cooled slightly before adding eggs. Spoon into lightly greased mini muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.
I also made a platter of my favorite Antipasto Skewers. Always the first thing to go at a party.
Fresh Mozzarella Balls
Giant Greek Beans
Artichoke Quarters (water packed)
Variety of Meats (I used Coppa, Salami, Mortadella)
Also great are:
Pickled Veggies (Mushrooms, Gardinara, Cucumbers)
Skewer them on some sort of small pick or large bamboo skewers (cut to desired length.) Drizzle with Pesto Sauce. When assembling them be sure to make a few all veggie for the vegetarians at your party. Let marinate in the fridge for an hour or so till the festivities begin.
Hope all your holiday get-togethers are a blast. Here's some post weight loss surgery holiday survival tips that help me through it all. Hope they help you too.