Mini Baked Cheeseburgers

Neens from Ono Yum
Meet the Chef!
Neens from Ono Yum
Neens grew up in the island-style communities of San Diego. Far from Hawaii, but close to plate lunch, surfing and ukulele jammin, Neens is the creator of the Musubi Map and the I Love Poke Festival, both vehicles that reflect his passion for all things Hawaiian. He was raised on local-style home cooking thanks to his Mom, Gles, also known as the Filipina Betty Crocker. This recipe is one of Neens’ favorite dishes that he grew up eating, courtesy of his Mom. Thanks, Mom!
Recipe Details

1 pound Lean Ground Beef

1 tablespoon Cooking oil

1 Small onion, chopped

1 Clove garlic, diced

Salt & pepper To taste

6 slices Cheddar or American cheese

1 cup Thousand Island dressing

2 tablespoons butter melted

1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

Step 1
Over medium-high heat sauté onions until soft, then add garlic for about 25 seconds.
Step 2
Add ground beef and brown meat until thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Drain and set aside.
Step 3
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 4
Keeping rolls in tact, slice bread in half horizontally. Place bottom portion of rolls in an ungreased baking pan (9x13 works great).
Step 5
Evenly distribute ground beef mixture over the bottom half of the rolls. (Some of the beef may fall to the sides but let it be messy and just do your best in getting as much meat on the bread as possible.) Using a squeeze bottle, drizzle Thousand Island dressing over ground beef using a zigzag motion. Cover with cheese and place the top portion of the rolls over the meat. Brush the top evenly with melted butter.
Step 6
Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. For toastier tops, take foil off and bake uncovered for an additional 3 minutes.
Step 7
Let cool for a few minutes and then pull or cut apart into 12 individual little cheeseburgers. (A serrated knife makes it easier when cutting through.) Serve warm.

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