Two for One: So Saucy Burgers and Buns

Our complex installed a grill right outside of our apartment. Our last place had communal grills, but it was always a gamble to see if there was propane and praying that there wouldn’t be a grease fire because no one had cleaned it in months. But this grill is new, and fancy, and gets cleaned!

The best part, is that its right behind our building. We can see it from our living room! We can look out the window to see if its free, and then grill away! So while my fiance prepares the meat, I start making the buns. That means this post will give you two recipes for the price of one meal!

RECIPE: So Saucy Burger
Makes 2 Servings 

Metal Bowl
Cooking Fork
Meat Grinder and Kitchen Aid

A1 Sauce
Horseradish Sauce
Hot Sauce
Green Peppers
Homemade Buns (see recipe below).

Grind the beef. If you already have ground beef, grind it again! An extra grind just makes the meat better. You will see an improvement even in mediocre quality meat, and a major improvement in good cuts. The double grind is best.
2) Mix in a metal bowl, A1, horseradish sauce, and dash of hot sauce.
3) Chop up onions and peppers and toss them into the sauce to marinate. Cover with foil.
4) Fire up the grill.  IMG_1181
5) Put the burgers on the grill, and the metal bowl of vegetables and sauce on the shelf so it warms without direct heat.
6) Flip the burgers twice to get fancy diamond grill marks.
7) Remove burgers from the grill, and carry the vegetables carefully inside with pot holders!
8) Serve on a homemade bun or store bought, whatever you want. Make sure to put the leftover sauce and vegetables on the table to add if wanted throughout the meal.


RECIPE: Hamburger Buns
Makes 10 Servings 

Kitchen Aid Mixer
Baking Sheet
Oven Heated to 425

3 Cups Self-Rising White Lily Flour
2 Tablespoons Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Cup Warm Water
1/3 Cup Oil
1 Egg
Melted Butter

Put warm water in a bowl with yeast and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2) Beat in egg, oil, and flour until a solid, if a little sticky, dough forms.
3) Kneed the dough for 1-2 minutes on a floured surface.
4) Separate dough into buns and put onto a greased baking sheet.  Please note, I made these mostly too big. Make them smaller!
5) Let rise for 10 minutes while brushing with melted butter.
6) Bake in 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
7) Let cool before slicing.



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