If you’ve followed DogTipper for a while, you’ve read about my love for shopping at thrift stores. On last week’s run, I scored five mini cupcake pans for a total of $2. But what to make in them?
They look like regular-sized cupcake pans in that above shot, don’t they? But side by side with my regular cupcake pans and you can see we’re talking mini here:
I came up with a dog treat recipe that’s quick to make and inexpensive, using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 pieces toasted bread, crushed. (You can also substitute other leftover breads, unsalted crackers, cornbreads, etc.)
Before you get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cupcake pans (I used a spray but you can also oil the pans.)
The preparation of these mini-burgers literally takes minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients by hand and knead mixture until the bread is worked throughout the mix.
Pinch off one-inch balls of meat, roll into a ball, and drop into the greased cupcake pan, pressing lightly to pack mix into mold.
Bake for 30 minutes and remove from oven. Remove miniburgers from the cupcake pans and allow them to cool on paper towels. Cool completely before refrigerating. That’s it! They’re a simple treat that’s sure to fetch a lot of appreciation.