Cheesy Party Burgers

I discovered these ooey gooey cheesy party burgers (aka Diamond Burgers) a few years ago on KevinandAmanda.com and believe me when I tell you, they are a MUST at your next party or to just switch things up for a weeknight dinner. The buttery potato bun topped with sesame seeds, the flavorful seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and the melted cheese in every bite is perfection. These are great for your next gathering because you can make these the night before and bake them the next day. Be warned, as soon as you take your first bite you will be going back for seconds…or thirds.

Here’s what you’ll need for the burgers. Ground beef, dinner rolls, Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chiles, sliced cheese, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and mustard powder.

Get the pan very hot and add the ground beef straight from the pack without breaking up the meat. Cook each side on high heat for 2 minutes. When the second side is browned and seared, add the seasonings and onions, then break up the beef with a spatula to finish browning.

Then add the garlic and stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the drained tomatoes and stir to combine.

Now place the bottom half of the dinner rolls in a 9×13 baking dish that’s been generously coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Top with the beef.

Top with cheese. I used vegan cheese, but use whatever cheese you’d like 🙂

Finish off with the top half of the rolls.

Now we are going to move onto the glaze. This glaze is what really makes this dish phenomenal. Make sure you don’t skip this step! If you’re worried about the mustard being too strong no worries it isn’t overpowering.

Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, smooth and combined. I used vegan butter, but feel free to use your favorite butter!

Pour the mixture over the burgers. At this point, you could cover with foil and keep in the fridge overnight and bake the next day. I never have the patience to wait. I am literally counting down until they are finished baking.

When ready to eat, bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Just looking at this picture is making my mouth water. Every bite is filled with cheesy, toasty, sweet & spicy goodness.

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles drained
12 slices cheddar cheese
8 OR 12 dinner rolls (whichever your store has available). Nonstick cooking spray

GLAZE

1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Place a large skillet on the stovetop over high heat. When the pan is very hot, add the beef and season with salt, pepper, cumin, mustard powder, and paprika. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and onions are golden. Stir in drained tomatoes until well combined.
Place bottom half of buns in prepared pan. Top with beef & sliced cheese. Finish off with the top half of the bun.
Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, smooth and combined. Pour over the buns.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

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