Sometimes you just need a burger. Whether it’s a veggie burger, a burger burger, or something even fancier… your tummy eventually starts screaming for one! I always have a freezer full of veggie burgers but never quite get around to buying buns. I needed a quick stand-in so, as always, won-ton cups to the rescue! <3
Cheeseburger and Veggie Burger Won-ton Cups
brontosaurus chefs grab your favorite veggie burger, bean burger, or veggie crumbles! 1 patty should make approx 5-6 mini burgers.
Get Cooking! Well, sorta — unless you’re making your burgers especially for this dish, you’ll be doing more assembling than cooking. Go ahead, preheat your oven to 365F and do your easy dish happy dance. I’ll wait =)
If you’re starting with plain ground beer or turkey, season it exactly like you’d season your favorite burger. For a half-pound of ground meat a good start would be to add 1/4 tsp dried minced onion, 1/4 tsp parsley, 1/8 tsp salt plus additional S+P to taste. Garlic powder is another fantastic add-in. For those of you grabbing a burger straight from your fridge or freezer [almost typed pantry. gross] you’ve got very little to do for an uber impressive dish. If you’re grabbing a veggie burger from the freezer, go ahead and cook it before attempting to crumble… this way you don’t have to break out a sledge hammer =) If you’re grabbing one from the fridge feel free to skip this step.
Spray a mini muffin tin with oil, gently fold a won-ton wrapper into each muffin hole, fill with your burger crumbles, top with onion, and then sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 365F for 8-10 minutes until the edges of your won-tons are golden and crispy.
Everyone has their texture dos and don’ts so no worries if you and I aren’t on the same page, but P and I absolutely love raw onions on/in our burgers/veggie burgers so the addition of raw chopped onions in this recipe was a total must for us. You can sautee them if you’d prefer or skip them entirely. Same goes for any other ingredient in this recipe as well. Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy =) Cheesy but true!
So… How were they!? These give sliders a run for their money! They’re faster to make… easier to assemble… and you won’t ever again have to worry about the dreaded “too much bun too little slider” syndrome. You can whip them up from scratch or simply grab some leftover burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers or black bean burgers and never again have a boring leftovers for lunch!