Mac & Cheeseburger Poppers

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 48 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 oz. (1/4 of 16-oz. pkg.) pasteurized cheese product loaf, cut into 32 cubes
  • oil for frying
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

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Recipe Tips

1

Prepare macaroni and cheese in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in skillet; drain.

2

Add meat, 1 cup cracker crumbs and egg to macaroni and cheese; mix well. Cool 20 min.

3

Shape macaroni mixture into 32 balls, using scant 1/4 cup macaroni mixture for each ball. Insert 1 cheese product cube into center of each ball, completely enclosing cube with macaroni mixture. Roll in remaining cracker crumbs until balls are evenly coated on all sides with crumbs.

4

Place in single layer on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.

5

Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F. Add macaroni balls, a few at a time; cook 2 min. or until golden brown. Drain well.

6

Meanwhile, mix ketchup and mustard until blended.

7

Serve warm poppers with the ketchup mixture.