Make these Low Carb Hamburger Cheese Crisps when for an appetizer that’s going to steal the show! These are great for parties, brunches, happy hour or just snacking!
It’s my favorite time of the year.
That’s what the holidays bring…all the food and appetizers.
Yeah, yeah I know there’s all the family stuff too, Believe me, I get just as excited as my boys do Christmas morning. Presents are cool.
But food – well the food is beyond cool this time of year.
Food that makes people remember why they love the holidays.
I found the idea for this over on Delish and wanted to put my own spin on it. Not that we’re strangers to the cheese crisp – we’ve made these Cheese Crisp Meatball Shooters and these Low Carb Cheese Crisp Nachos.
But I’m thinking I’m missing hamburgers on the grill from the summertime, because that’s all that’s on my mind these days…
So Low Carb Hamburger Cheese Crisps it is.
Why low carb? Well for this recipe it just happily turns out to be low carb. But if you’re following low carb these are going to fit in perfectly. The only item that has any carbs is the ketchup, so you can add as much or as little as you want of that.
Here’s how you make them…
Add grated asiago cheese to a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 tablespoons per pile.
Now add some cooked, seasoned ground beef to the top of cheese and get it in the oven to bake.
The cheese will look completely melted and bubbly – don’t worry though – once it comes out of the oven it will set back up again.
Once they set up, go ahead and add the ketchup and pickle to the top, just like this.
You can totally add whatever you like too – onions, bacon, mustard… even shredded lettuce!
Totally up to you. Just make them, get them out on the table and watch what happens.
This is where the crowd goes wild. Or the crowd bum rushes the appetizer table to get their hands on one of these Low Carb Hamburger Cheese Crisps.
So make sure you have enough to go around the room – a couple of times.
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1 teaspoon canola oil or cooking spray
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 9 ounces grated asiago cheese
- 18 pickle slices
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the beef, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the skillet and cook until browned through.
- Drain the beef if there is any grease and place into a bowl to cool.
- Make six piles of cheese to a parchment lined baking sheet, about two tablespoons each.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the beef to the top of each cheese pile.
- Bake for 4-5 minutes in the oven until the cheese is completely melted and bubbling.
- Remove from the oven an let cool until set.
- Repeat with remaining cheese and beef until you have 18 crisps.
- Top each cheese crisp with a drizzle of ketchup and a pickle.