remember a few weeks ago when i made the crab rangoon bites with my new favorite thing - wonton wrappers?
well, i like the wonton wrappers so much, i decided to use them again!
for the official launch of football season...what did i make?
cheesy ranch burger bites!
i wasn't sure how much i wanted to make, so i just kinda went for it, but this recipe will make at least 32 individual cheesy ranch burger bites...and it's easily halved.
here's what you'll need:
1 pkg. wonton wrappers
2 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz. each), softened
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
4 tablespoons hidden valley ranch dressing/dip seasoning mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (i used mexican blend because that's what i had)
mini muffin pan(s)
and here's what you do!
preheat oven to 350. spray your mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
we're gonna start with the wontons by taking each wrapper and putting them in each muffin spot. you'll want to firmly press any folds that occur to make sure they all keep their cup shape...like this:
you'll want to spray them once you've formed the cups, just to make sure they get crispy in the oven. then bake these for 8-10 minutes until they start to brown...like this:
while the wrappers are baking, you can prepare your mixture. start with browning your ground beef. in a large(ish) bowl, put your cream cheese and ranch seasoning, and mix well.
then add your ground beef...
and then mix in the shredded cheese...
and then scoop the mixture into each of the wonton cups!
now just put them back in the oven to get the mixture nice and warm and ooey gooey. another 8 minutes should be plenty...you don't want your wonton cups to burn!
since it was opening day for the nfl...it helps to have a cold mug of your favorite beer to help root for your favorite team...
|go patriots! that shipyard pumpkinhead ale went down mighty smooth!|
did you make any fun and delicious treat for football sunday yumday?! my friend andrea from pie birds, buttons, and muddy puddles shared the recipe she made me when we crafted together...check out her spicy black bean dip here! sooo yummy!
be sure to email me your recipes and i'll be sure to try them out and maybe feature it on sunday yumday! =)
happy football watching!