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Mini Bun-less Cheeseburger Bites with Thousand Island Dip

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 239kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese cut into 48 pieces
  • 6 ounces bacon uncured, nitrate free
  • 24 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups red leaf lettuce chopped
  • optional: pickles

Thousand Island Dip


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Using about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture, make 48 mini meatballs.
  • Place them on a parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven off and add a slice of cheese to each burger bite. Place back in oven to melt cheese for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to prepare remaining ingredients.
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet, but remove before crisp. Drain on paper towel and break into 48 pieces.
  • To assemble burgers on toothpick start with a tomato half, pickle, bacon, lettuce, and cheeseburger. Whisk the ingredients together for the dressing, taste and adjust spice if needed. Enjoy with Thousand Island dressing on the side.


Serving size is 3 burger bites and 1 tablespoon of dip.
This recipe was first published in December 2014.
Net Carbs: 1g per serving


Serving: 1serving @ 3 bites plus 1 tablespoon dip | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg