Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers

There's nothing better than a good cheeseburger. And an adorable miniature with bacon and ranch — that's perfection!
Bacon Baby Cheeseburgers

Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers

Every good barbeque requires the perfect cheeseburger, and these flavorful bacon and ranch Cajun baby cheeseburgers are perfect outdoor party fare. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a delicious burger and still have room for dessert.

By: Jenny Flake

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Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp. smoked or regular paprika
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano

Burgers
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp. hot sauce, such as Siracha or Tabasco
2 slices pepper Jack cheese, quartered (8 pieces)
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
8 mini hamburger buns or dinner rolls, split
1/4 c. prepared ranch dressing
16 arugula leaves or lettuce of choice
8 Roma tomato slices
4 crisp-cooked bacon slices

Directions

1. Place all Cajun seasonings in a bowl; mix to combine.

2. Place beef, seasoning, hot sauce and garlic in a large bowl and mix until just combined (you may prefer to combine the beef with your hands). Form the mixture into 8 equal-size patties.

3. Pour oil into a large skillet over medium heat. In batches, place patties in hot skillet and cook until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place a quarter of cheese on top of each burger to melt.

4. Place rolls, split side down, in same skillet and cook until toasted, about 1 minute.

5. Spread dressing onto insides of warm toasted rolls. Layer bottom roll with arugula leaves, a burger, a tomato slice and a bacon slice cut in half. Close with top roll. Place a pick in each burger to hold them together (these babies are tall).

Makes 8 servings

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