Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

Bacon Cheeseburger Buns
2 dozen

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water
2/3 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
4-1/2 to 5 cups flour
for filling
1 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted
ketchup, mustard, or bbq, optional

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, shortening, eggs, salt and 3-1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add bacon and cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into fourths. Roll each portion into an 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle; cut each into six squares. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture in the center of each square. Bring corners together in the center and pinch to seal. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with butter. Serve warm with ketchup, mustard, or bbq sauce if desired. Add a side of french fries and enjoy!

I halved this recipe for my family of four and we still have six buns leftover for lunch tomorrow. My son loved these - as I knew he would!


Scott and Kerri said...

Ohhhhhh I'm going to try these today!! My boys are done school and are working with Scott now, so lunches are my biggest focus right now. These look like they would be perfect for them to take and heat in the microwave!! Thank you!

Mrs. H. said...

Kerri - I actually thought of your boys last night at supper! Thinking that they would really like these. :-)