One of my favourite things to do is to host parties at my house. I have a small apartment with a 30kg dog and a slightly heavier husband. No matter the size of my apartment or how full and busy my schedule is, I am always happy to host people at my house. I have definitely gotten this trait passed down from my mom, and I am forever the perfectionist clone of her when it comes to hosting.
This weekend we had a busy two days planned with my husbands’ good group of friends. They are probably the sweetest bunch of people I have ever met, and no matter how crammed they slept on their air mattresses all you got back was how lovely the weekend was.
In good old hosting fashion, I had to make food, and let me rephrase. When I say I need to make food, I tend to make food for an army. I have this phobia, not sure if it is called phobia, but true fear that there is not enough food at my events. Not one single time in my life has this happened, but it still haunts me. So of course, I made way too much food. However, there were no complaints from our guests and lots of the food was devoured, especially coming back from a long night out.
One of the main finger food ideas I made was mini cheeseburgers. They are just so cute to not make. They are simple, and just because of their cute little size everyone enjoys them. I would recommend making these as they can be adapted to whatever taste you like. You can make them veggie, poultry based, or spice it up with some goat cheese and caramelized onions. The creations are endless. I made a simple cheeseburger and it was perfect for a large group. I will definitely be making these again soon.
If you are not able to find mini hamburger buns, you can easily make your own buns. I was unfortunately so close for time I did not have time to make them. Next time however, I will and share the recipe if it turns out to be tastier than the store-bought mini buns.
For about 20 mini burgers
1.5 kg ground beef
2 yellow onion, diced
2 tsp Worcester sauce
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried parsley
20 slices cheese (I used Gouda)
20 mini Hamburger buns
3 tbsp sunflower oil
Salt and pepper
I used ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, tomato and Lettuce
In a large bowl add minced beef, diced onions, onion powder, Worcester sauce , dried parsley, eggs, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until combined. Make 20 small patties.
In a large pan heat sunflower oil. Once hot add patties and fry on each side for about 5 minutes. Once browned on each side and fully cooked add slice of cheese and allow it to melt. Once melted remove from pan.
Assemble burger to your liking.