Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers
These Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers are adorable! They pack a ton of flavor for such tiny bacon cheeseburgers, and they're super fun to make!
Servings 8 servings
- 1 tsp smoked paprika 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
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp hot sauce such as Sriracha or Tobasco
- 2 slices pepperjack cheese quartered
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 8 mini hamburger buns, split or dinner rolls
- 1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing
- 16 arugula leaves or lettuce of choice
- 8 Roma tomato slices
- 4 cooked bacon slices crisp
Place all Cajun seasonings into a bowl, mix to combine.
Place beef, seasoning, hot sauce, and garlic into a large bowl and mix until just combined. I prefer to combine the beef with my hands. Form the mixture into 8 equal size patties.
Place oil into a large skillet over medium heat. In batches, place patties into 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.
Place rolls, split side down into same skillet until toasted, about 1 minute.
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. I placed a pick inside each burger to hold them together. These babies are tall.
Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 3mg