We've had some appliance problems at the new house recently, if you can believe that! We asked our friend, Steve, the maintenance guy from our last church to help us. He and Q are currently working on making sure the washer is running and are attempting to fix the dishwasher. Extra time has been spent going to the laundromat and washing more dishes by hand lately, so I'll be happy when everything is up and running again.
The three of us ate a filling supper of turkey burgers, baked potatoes and salad. I made hamburger buns for the first time, so I just had to share the recipe with you! Take a look at them--I think they came out looking great!
I found the recipe here. I really like how wheat flour is added into the mix.
Homemade Hamburger Buns in a Jiffy
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup oil (I used canola)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the oil and sugar, and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt, white flour, and 1-1/2 cups of the wheat flour, combining until it forms a soft dough. Add the addition 1/4 cup of wheat flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands (if you need a little more, that is okay too). Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes or so. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, shape each into a thick disc, and place them on baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Lightly cover the balls of dough and let htem rest for about 10 minutes (or longer if you wish). Pop them in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until nicely browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yields 8 buns
Now, take a look at these stuffed turkey burgers! They were so yummy and filling.
The recipe came from the summer 2007 edition of food & family magazine.
Southwest Stuffed Burgers
1-1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
1/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
1 package taco seasoning mix (or 2-3 tablespoons of your own mix)
1/2 cup shredded Colby &Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup salsa, divided
lettuce leaves, tomato slices, hamburger buns
Preheat greased grill to medium-high heat. Mix meat, 3 tablespoons of the mayo and the seasoning mix; shape into 12 thin patties. Combine cheese and 2 tablespoons of the salsa; spoon over 6 of the patties. Cover each with one of the remaining patties; pinch edges together to seal. Grill 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through (160 degrees). Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tablespoons salsa and remaining 1 tablespoon mayo. Place lettuce, tomatoes and burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with salsa mixture. Cover with tops of buns. Makes 6 servings, 1 burger each.