With the next Super Bowl ahead of us, we thought about what snacks would be great, simple, quick to make and super tasty. Therefore we came up with these mini cheeseburger muffins.

You need to be able to eat them while watching superbowl of course – nothing is more annoying than running back and forth between kitchen and living room because you need so many things for your Super Bowl dinner.

So we came along this recipe and really liked the idea of these sweet little cheeseburger muffins. Super handy and let’s be honest, is there anyone who doesn’t like cheeseburgers?!

So scroll down our super delicious recipe which will be the perfect addition for your Super Bowl menu.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Mix ~15 minutes
Bulk Fermentation 60 minutes
Shape ~20 minutes
Proof 30 minutes
Cook ~20 minutes
Topping ~10 minutes
Bake ~5 minutes 20 minutes
Cool 10 minutes

In under 3 hours you will have the perfect snack in the form of mini cheeseburger muffins.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
415 g All-purpose flour
8 g Salt
8 g White sugar
11 g Yeast – Fresh
270 g Milk – 3,5% fat
300 g Ground beef
1x Onion (small)
~80 g Tomato ketchup
~80 g Cheddar cheese
~10 g Canola or sunflower oil
3x Gherkins

With these ingredients you will be able to make 12 mini cheeseburger muffins.


Nice and simple recipe for a perfect snack for Super Bowl and parties in general.

Baking tools

A stand mixer can come in handy, but you can also knead the dough by hand without any issues. You will also need parchment paper, a baking grill or plate and 12 cupcake cups. We recommend silicone cupcake cups, because they are reusable and the filling won’t wet out like the ones made out of paper.

For the cooking part you will need a knife, a non-stick pan and something to stir.

Besides that feel free to have a look at our should have baking tools overview for some other baking helpers.


1. Mix

Weight Ingredient
415 g All-purpose flour
8 g Salt
8 g White sugar
11 g Yeast – Fresh
270 g Milk – 3,5% fat – 45°C (113°F)
  • Mix all of the mentioned ingredients together in a stand mixer for 4 minutes on speed level one and 6 minutes on speed level two
  • The dough should be homogenous, smooth and only slightly stick to the bowl

2. Bulk Fermentation

  • Cover the dough and let it rest for a total of 60 minutes at 20-22°C (68-71,6°F)

3. Shape

  • Follow this short guide on how to get the dough into the cupcake cups:
  1. Divide the dough into 12 small dough balls equalling each one to about 60 g
  2. Form a small ball
  3. Press the dough down to form a small dough circle
  4. Fill a cupcake cup with the small dough circle creating a dip in the center
  • Repeat the process for each dough circle

4. Proof

  • Cover the cupcake cups with a clean kitchen towel
  • Let them proof for 30 minutes at 20-22°C (68-71,6°F)

5. Cook

Mini Cheeseburger Muffins Ingredients

  • While the dough is proofing, prepare the ground beef
Weight Ingredient
300 g Ground beef
~15 g Tomato ketchup
  • Place the ground beef in a bowl, add ketchup, a bit of salt and pepper and combine with your hands until fully incorporated
  • Set aside for cooking
Weight Ingredient
1x Onion (small)
~10 g Canola or sunflower oil
~15 g Cheddar cheese
  • Peel the onion and chop finely
  • Sauté with canola or sunflower oil until translucent in a non-stick pan
  • Add the previously prepared ground beef and boil until fully cooked (about 10 minutes)
  • As the last step add the cheddar cheese, stir and cook until fully melted

6. Topping

Mini Cheeseburger Muffins Before Baking

Weight Ingredient
Cooked ground beef
~60 g Cheddar cheese
  • Fill each cupcake cup with ground beef
  • Add some cheddar cheese on top

7. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 190°C (374°F) for ~30 minutes with the upper and lower heat function
  • Cover a baking grill with parchment paper and place the cupcake cups on top
  • Place the baking grill in the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes
  • After baking, take your finished cheeseburger muffins out immediately, but keep them in the cupcake cups

8. Cool

Weight Ingredient
3x Gherkins
~60 g Tomato ketchup
  • Let your mini cheeseburger muffins cool in the cupcake cups for 10 minutes
  • Afterwards add some gherkin slices and tomato ketchup on top



That’s an easy one: super delicious! One bite covers the whole taste explosion: ground beef, bread roll, melted cheddar cheese and gherkins topped with a little bit of tomato ketchup.

It’s just the perfect snack as it is easy to make and easy to eat. No cutlery needed and actually not even plates.

So lean back into your couch, grab an ice cold drink and enjoy this year’s Super Bowl.