Patting out hamburgers?
With bare hands?
Yet, in my continuing attempt to get over handling raw meat and save money, too, I have served hamburgers on homemade buns three times now.
The family loves them.
Hamburger Buns (start about 3 hours before making burgers)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cups flour (more or less)
- Combine the first six ingredients and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Add the flour.
- Knead until the dough is smooth.
- Find a warm spot and let the dough rise for 45 minutes to an hour in a greased and covered bowl.
- Sprinkle dough with flour and knead a bit more.
- Form the dough into 10 bun shapes and place on a greased baking pan.
- Let rise for about 1/2 hour.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden and pretty.
- To use for burgers, slice the cooled buns horizontally.
Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers
- Place skillet on stove and turn burner on medium-high.
- Sprinkle some salt in the bottom of the skillet.
- Take 2 1/2 pounds of ground beef and pat out 10 burgers.
- After skillet is hot, put some burgers in pan.
- Cook first side for 4 1/2 minutes.
- Flip the burgers. Salt and pepper them if you like.
- Cook the flip side for 4 1/2 minutes.
- When time is almost up, lay cheese slices on top to melt them slightly.
- Use a meat thermometer to make sure the insides of the burgers are 155 degrees or higher. (Don't let the thermometer touch the bottom of the pan)
- Use steps 1 through 9 and continue cooking the rest of the burgers.
American, provolone or pepper jack cheese? Onions? Jalapenos? Just open the fridge and behold the options!
I just might make these tonight!!
Are you squeamish about raw meat, too?
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