Henry has no trouble tackling projects in the kitchen that seem daunting to me. This is one of them! He had watched a video from Epic Meal Time’s Handle It series and told me about these about a year and a half ago. We made these while were living at my mother’s house during our Laguna house remodel and I recently came across the pictures (above). We decided to make them one more time last night in our New York apartment. They were just as amazing as the first time!
1 pound of ground beef,
1 pound of hot italian sausage
1 pound of cheese
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
2 packets of yeast
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
package of bacon
some kind of chills jalapeño or poblano
This is how you make them:
Put 2 packets of yeast in 1 cup of warm water for 10 minutes to proof. Add the egg, sugar and oil, mix then add the salt, then add the flour one cup at a time until the dough form. Don’t make it too stiff. Need the dough with your hands on a floured surface. Divide in half and mix chopped cooked bacon into one half and chopped peppers into the other. This time I had cubano peppers which tasted like bell peppers. Shape into round balls and flatten a little and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. There is no rising involved here which is great! I was skeptical but they tasted really good!
Henry mixing in the bacon!
Buns ready to be baked.
These are the buns out of the oven 15 minutes later.
Slice each one in half.
Don’t they look great!
Here is Henry forming the meat mixture into patties. This is the ground beef, italian sausage, egg and barbecue sauce. I am not sure how much Henry poured in but it looked like it could have been about 1/3 cup. There is a pocket of a cheese mixture with swiss and white cheddar that Henry ripped and mushed together. The video shows them using brie and gouda. These are baked at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Here they are in the oven oozing with the cheese! The burgers have a spicy meatloaf quality to them since they have the mixture of meats and seasonings with the egg and are baked in the oven. This reminds me…I should post my favorite meatloaf recipes. I have made some good ones over the years.
Now we are ready to assemble.
Henry put mayonnaise on the bun and topped the baby iceberg with ketchup and mustard.
Henry and I each ate half and that was plenty! It was so good! Henry did all the work on this! I just cleaned up the mess. I can’t wait for more of his creations!