We made these last weekend:
Make burgers. Roast some beets in the oven with a bit of balsamic vinegar and oil, and saute kale or spinach until slightly wilted. Soften some goat cheese in the microwave and spread it over the buns, then stack everything up and enjoy!
(These burgers also use homemade buns, and I’m preserving the recipe here because I can never remember which burger bun recipe I use):
- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 - 3.5 cups flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise (I sometimes let them rise for 30-60 minutes, but you don't have to). Divide into 6-12 pieces (6 pieces is your standard-size burger bun; 12 makes excellent slider buns); shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
- Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.