These are fun hidden hamburgs – ground beef and cheese (so cheeseburgs, actually) – tucked in a homemade bun. I was inspired by the recipe for Cheeseburger Buns in “Mom’s Best Meals” in an old Taste of Home (12/3/2007) but didn’t have shortening and knew my children wouldn’t like all the ingredients, so, I adapted a hamburg roll recipe from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hamburger-Buns/Detail.aspx and just made my own cheeseburger part. The hamburg buns were really nice and soft and made the house smell so good too. So here’s the recipe:
2 cups warm milk (110 degrees F)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
2 (.25 ounce) packages instant yeast
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
1 pound ground beef, cooked
Any kind of cheese you want to use
I just used the beef and cheese, but you could add whatever other seasonings you usually add to hamburgs, e.g. Worcestershire sauce or whatever. I’ll do that next time.
1. In a pot, warm the milk, butter, and water.
2. Pour into a bowl and add sugar and yeast. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
3. Mix in the salt, and gradually stir in the flour until you have a soft dough. (I had to knead
4. Divide into 24 pieces, and form into balls. Place on baking sheets so they are 2 to 3 inches
apart. Let rise for 20 minutes.
5. Now instead of baking them, I rolled them to a 5-inch circle.
6. Put ½ slice cheese down on the dough, then top with 2-3 spoonfuls of the cooked ground
7. Pull the edges of the dough together and pinch under to seal.
8. Place seam side down on a baking sheet (greased or with parchment paper) and let rise until
doubled (maybe 20 minutes.)
9. Bake at 400 degrees 8-12 minutes.
The Taste of Home recipe was supposed to yield 16 sandwiches. I got 12 and then had 12 buns left over. These I baked at 375 for 10-15 minutes. They taste pretty good the next day too.