So I said to the hubs that we should make burgers this evening. For some reason I followed that up by saying “ooops we don’t have any buns.” But the funny thing is I make all of our bread products and would never buy buns. He looked at me like I was crazy.
What was I thinking! So I quickly mixed up the following burger bun recipe and it was delicious. This was very easy. I have a recipe for the kitchen that I run at the lodge at Cal-Wood for 120 burger buns but had not developed one for home. I have a great one now!
This post was inspired by a post done on Memorial Day by the wonderful blog “We call him, YES CHEF!”
This is one of my favorite blogs right now. Please check it out and you will love it too. The onion ring recipe on the memorial day blog was delicious.
On the subject of being easy I follow hundreds of blogs. If you have a blog and it even mentions food there is a good chance I follow you. I guess I am sort of a blog slut.
But really…I love to read all blogs. I love the spectacularly pretty blogs, the ones that just post on what someone ate that day, the blogs that are clearly just a hobby and the pictures are all dark and hard to see. I love them all.
So here is a yummy burger recipe for you hard-working bloggers out there that put in so much time and effort to share their recipes, stories and lovely pictures.
Poblano Chile, Avocado and Cheddar Burger
1 lb good ground beef ( I get mine at Whole foods)
1 poblano chile roasted over a flame and sliced thinly
1 avocado, sliced
1/8 red onion sliced thinly
2 slices good cheddar cheese (I used tillamook sharp cheddar)
Sea salt and pepper to taste.
Home made burger buns
2 tbs yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water at about 110 degrees
1/4 cup melted butter
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg lightly beaten
For the burger buns.
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together in the bowl of your food processor. Add egg, water and oil to the food processor. Process 15- 20 pulses or until dough becomes a ball. Process for 15 more pulses and turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface the knead 3-4 times to bring it all together. Divide dough into 12 balls and let rise for about 10 minutes on an oiled cookie sheet. Make sure to cover the dough balls with plastic wrap during the rising period.
Bake at 425 degrees until buns are risen and lightly browned on top. About 15-20 minutes.
Let cool on a rack before cutting for burgers.
Cooking your burgers.
I did not use the grill for my burgers but you can certainly use a grill to cook your burgers.
I cooked mine indoors in a cast iron pan. Here are some good tips on cooking stove top burgers. Stove top Burgers.
I like to finish my burger by putting on the cheese and leaving a lid on the pan for about 3-4 minutes and everything gets all melty and good.