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Thursday, November 8, 2012

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

From time to time, a really good idea hits me. Sometimes, I act on it immediately - but more often than not, I make little notes to myself (I have tons of notes to myself) to remember to try whatever the idea is. Truth be told, most of my ideas sit, untried ... and my list of new things to try is way too long. I have my own ideas and recipes from other sources that have been added to the list and stored away .... Does anyone else have this problem?

When we had the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Flat Bread Melts, my family liked them so much, I knew right away that I wanted another variation of that filling. I liked the idea of making it into a Sloppy Joe .... But I wanted something a little different. I decided to make it into a meat-filled bun. Another home-run! The family loved these!! My husband even took leftovers to work and had a guy from work ask for the recipe! (Talk about makin' me smile when my husband told me!!)

Don't be intimidated by making the dough. It's super easy! You don't even need to bring out your big mixer for this - a hand held mixer with a dough attachment or a wooden spoon will do it.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Buns
A Love Bakes Good Cakes Original Recipe
Yield: 8 buns

For the Dough:
   ½ cup plus 1 tbsp. warm water (110-115° F.)
   1½ tsp. active dry yeast
   3 tbsp. sugar
   1 egg
   ½ tsp. salt
   2 -2¼ cups bread flour

For the Filling:
   1 lb. ground beef
   1 small onion, chopped
   1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
   1½ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
   BBQ sauce, to taste

2 tbsp. butter, melted - to brush on top of the buns

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, egg, salt and 1 cup of flour; beat on low speed with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes. With a wooden spoon, add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and turn once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown and crumble beef with the onion over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink. Drain. Add bacon and cheese. Add BBQ Sauce to taste. (We like ours the consistency of a less-sloppy Sloppy Joe). Mix well. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. 

Punch down dough and divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 6 in. circle. Top each circle with about one-eighth of the filling. Fold dough over to meet in the center and pinch edges to seal.

Place seam-side down on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Brush with butter. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Oh MY!! You are a brilliant woman!!! Pinning!! (and trying this weekend) again I say "Can I come to your house for Dinner?" LOL.

  2. Oh my gosh...I'm drooling for these right now and it's only 5 in the morning. I know what I am having for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing this. I'm with you on the whole leaving-notes-to-myself-about-ideas thing. I have a binder I put mine in that is so full it's not even funny. :)

  3. You have outdone yourself again! It looks so delicious :-) I can not pin again - not even my own stuff, will have to re-pin from you on Pinterest ...

  4. Luv this, you should give yourself a gold star for this great idea. This sounds so delicious, and easy too.

  5. I want this for dinner! Such a good idea.

  6. less messy, thanks for sharing at FFF this week.

  7. Hi Jamie,
    Your Cheeseburger Buns look awesome! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These look wonderful. They would be gobbled up in my house so quickly!

  9. These look soo yummy! May have to give them a go!

  10. These look so yummy! I cannot wait to try!

  11. Jamie, I've been dreaming of these buns. LOL I've seen them popping up all over the internet. I've got to make them. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

    Anne xx

  12. I like how that bun on the plate looks so innocent. Unassuming. Lonely, even. But bite into one and all that goes out the window.

    I'm thinking a big batch could be made and frozen--b/c I would want these around at all times. What do you think about freezing?

    Thanks for sharing, Jamie! By the way, I do have that problem. I keep a notebook of unfulfilled ideas.

  13. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  14. Jamie,
    I love this recipe and pinned it the other day so I remember to make it :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  15. Everything about this is absolutely perfect! Pinning and definitely going to try :)

  16. Jamie, these look amazing!! What a wonderful dinner idea. I love this post so much that it will be FEATURED on Tasty Thursdays this week. Thanks, Nichi

  17. I've always wondered how to make these! Now I know... I am so going to give this a try!


    hugs x

    1. Let me know what you think, Crystelle! Thanks for stopping by :)

  18. Wow, I never made anything like these. Now I know how to make them. Thank you Jamie, for sharing. Good weeknight supper meal.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  19. What happens if you don't use the 2 cups bof flour??

  20. What happens if you don't use the 2 cups bof flour??

  21. What happens if you dot use the 2cups of flour?

    1. Depending on where you live, you may not need all the flour, but it should be pretty close to 2 cups. Humidity may affect how much flour you need. I hope this helps, Angela!

  22. This looks so good, Jaime! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays, Jamie! :)

  23. Hi Jamie,
    These look so good. This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  24. I just sprinkled this post at all my Favorite Places:) Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and I was so happy to chose this as one of my Five Faves!

  25. I FINALLY got to make these! They were sooooo good. I did a blog about it if you want to have a peek. Thanks again for sharing this recipe!


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