The recipe for the hamburger is pretty straight forward. Just be creative with your burgers and have some fun! You have the opportunity to come up with all kinds of crazy burgers, and have some fun cooking.
The best thing you can do with Bucket of Bread though is adding that just right homemade toasted sesame seed burger bun! This recipe will give you a nice toasty sesame flavored boule on which to place your burger masterpiece. The crust is crunchy and the middle is fluffy.
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Meanwhile... Here's how to make those homemade hamburger sesame seed buns:
Items Needed for the Burger Pictured in this Recipe:
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Roll out a good sized round boule (ball) of dough or more from your Bucket of Bread brand Traditional White dough (use other blends if you'd like). The dough from the one pictured here had been in the refrigerator for 7 days.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
When the oven is ready, egg wash your bun and add lots of sesame seeds.
Bake for a little longer than the original bucket instructions indicate. You want to make sure the toasty color is achieved but watch the bottom from burning. It is okay to check the internal temp at the 20 min. mark. You’re shooting for around 190-200 degrees Fahrenheit. This bun was baking for around 32 minutes.
Let your bun cool!
Fry up some bacon on the stove top. If you want to adjust the order and amount of time it takes for all this in this recipe so you can also bake your bacon, that's okay too. This recipe is only a guide with some pictures to get your own creativity launched.
Get out your ground chuck and form your burgers. The one in the picture here is 3/4 of a pound. Yeah, make them as big as you want!
Whether you're using your stove top or a grill, mix in a good sprinkle of Burn Pit rub into the meat.
Form the mixed meat up into a patty.
Sprinkle on some more rub.
Cook your burger the way you like it! Still the best recommendation is make sure it isn't a raw burger.
Once your burger is done, decide about using cheese or not. This version is going with an aged cheddar.
Add some toppings like the veggies!
Drench in your favorite condiments. This version is using the Pogey Bait Sweet Honey Sauce.
Enjoy with your favorite people, sides, and beverages!
Pro-Tip: When making your burger meat... Leave a divot, indentation, or dimple in the center of your hamburger patty. The basic theory is as the ground chuck cooks, the proteins contract so the whole patty shrinks and puffs up in the middle. Shaping the middle counteracts this effect so you end up with a nice, even patty.
Random Internet Facts: Every May 28, National Hamburger Day celebrates America’s most iconic food. Americans eat over 50 billion burgers a year, so it’s only fitting we set aside a whole day for these special sandwiches. Originating in Hamburg, Germany, the hamburger as we know it was developed in Seymour, Wisconsin, a town still famous for its hamburger heroics.
The name of Hamburger was derived from the Hamburg steaks brought to the USA by German immigrants.
Hamburgers weren’t popular until they were introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.
50 Billion hamburgers get eaten every year in the United States.
The Hamburger Hall of Fame is housed in Seymour, Wisconsin.
The world’s biggest burger was born in 1982, weighing 3,591 pounds and feeding over 10,000 people.
Cheeseburgers and hamburgers make up over 70% of the food served in American hotels.
If all of the hamburgers consumed by Americans in one year were assembled in a straight line, it would go around the Earth over 32 times.
The Hamburger was invented in 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut.
New Haven’s Louis Lunch, where the burger was born, only serves onions, tomatoes, and cheese spread as a condiment - maintaining a ban on ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise!
The first burger sold by a fast food restaurant in the USA in 1921 sold for 5 cents.
60% of the world’s sandwiches are actually burgers.
Hamburgers were known during World War 2 as Liberty Sandwiches in an attempt to avoid using German names.
Sonya Thomas holds the world record for eating a 9 pound burger in 27 minutes.