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Mini Martian Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

I’m always trying to come up with fun recipes for my grandchildren. Since these mini burgers starred at their trick-or-treat party, my grandkids have been requesting them often. They love to help me make the sliders. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Mini Martian Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen seasoned curly fries
  • 4 slices American cheese, halved
  • 8 Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, drained
  • Ketchup

Directions

  1. Shape ground beef into eight small patties; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 3-4 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, bake curly fries according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut fries in half.
  2. Add a half slice of cheese to each burger; cook until slightly melted, about 1 minute. Place burgers on rolls. Using toothpicks, attach curly fries to rolls to look like antennas and arms, and attach olives to look like eyes. Serve with ketchup.

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