Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cheeseburger Cupcakes



Today is a very exciting day for me. You see, tonight is my very first girl's night out since before I had Addison. I love spending time together as a family, so I never really wanted to do a girl's night out before. I've recently become pretty close friends with a couple of ladies at work. We try to make it to lunch at least once a week, but we are always cut short due to only having a "hour." To make up for this, we've decided to do girl's night out tonight. We were going to do dinner and a movie, but realized the other peoplein the movie theater would get mad at us when we keep talking to each other. Instead, we're headed to downtown Charleston for dinner and walking around. We also plan to get some fro-yo. I'm so excited!

I have been planning to make Cheeseburger Cupcakes for a while now, but kept pushing it off for one reason or another. I had all the ingredients for them and just never got around to making them for dinner. I took care of this today when I made them for lunch. It was more than I usually eat for lunch, but I really wanted to make them. I really liked them and I think TC did, too because he ate 6! Yep, they're that good! Here's the recipe:

CHEESEBURGER CUPCAKES
adapted from Emily Bites
Servings: 4
Points+: 8



¼ c. onion, finely chopped
½ lb. 95% lean ground beef
1 T. Seasoned salt
4 oz. mushrooms, chopped
4 Laughing Cow Light Swiss wedges
3 T. ketchup
1 t. mustard
16 wonton wrappers (typically found in the produce section)
½ c. tomatoes, chopped
4 oz (1 cup) reduced fat 2% shredded cheddar cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 375. Lightly mist 8 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

Mist a large skillet with cooking spray and bring to medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until cooked. Add ground beef and Hamburger seasoning and cook until meat is browned. Add mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until mushrooms are browned as well.

In a microwavable bowl, combine meat/mushroom mixture, cheese wedges, ketchup and mustard and stir. Microwave for one minute on high. Stir to combine until meat mixture is fully coated.

Push a wonton wrapper into the bottom of each of the eight sprayed cups in the muffin tin. Using about half of the meat mixture, spoon evenly into the wonton wrappers. Follow by sprinkling some of the chopped tomatoes into each cup (using about half the total tomatoes). Sprinkle about half the cheddar cheese evenly over the top of each cup. Press another wonton wrapper on top and repeat the layering steps with the remaining ingredients.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin.



EXERCISE
This morning, I got in a very sweaty 4 miles. I was trying to decide between 4 or 5 miles...until I walked out of the house. I waited too long to go running and the heat and humidity had already decided to pay a visit. Once I felt the heat, I knew it was only going to be 4 miles today. But het, at least that is better than 3, right?

So long for today...

3 comments:

  1. A girls night sounds wonderful! I am going to need to make these in the next week, they look wonderful!

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  2. I am saving this recipe, It it definantly calling to my hungry tummy.

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  3. Ella - I love making wonton "cupcakes!" I'm trying to develop a couple of my own recipes with them.

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