Cheeseburger Tots

Cheeseburger Tots

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Total time 55 mins
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 16

These Cheeseburger tots are tater tot bites filled with hamburger, cheese, pickles, and a special sauce.

Cheeseburger Tots

  • 48 Tater Tots, frozen
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • ½ c. Onion, finely diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Pickle Relish
  • 1 c. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Note: You can use more or less of any of these condiments according to your taste!
  • Mini Pickles for garnish

Special Sauce

  • ½ c. Mayonnaise
  • 4 Tbsp. Pickle relish
  • 2 Tbsp. Yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. White wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Once meat has browned drain the grease then add beef and onions back to the skillet and cook until softened.
  3. Add mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and pickle relish to the ground beef and stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Grease a mini muffin pan and place three tater tots in each cup. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes remove the muffin pan from the oven and use a tamper to press the tater tots down into each cup. This will create a tater tot cup.
  6. Fill the tater tots with the ground beef mixture and top with cheddar cheese.
  7. Place the tater tots back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the cheeseburger tots from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan.
  9. While the cheeseburger tots cool mix together all of the special sauce ingredients.
  10. Drizzle the special sauce over the cheeseburger tots and top with mini pickle slices.
  11. Enjoy!