Yum! Here’s another family favorite to share with you! These Cheeseburger Buns are wholesome and hearty and fill the bellies of the hungriest teenagers and the pickiest 2 year olds!
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
chopped onions (I use dehydrated because we are still eating our way through all that Y2K food we were blessed with :))-to taste
minced garlic-to taste
1 can of tomato soup
Sharp Cheddar Cheese-sliced
2 packages or 2 tbsp. yeast
2 cups warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil, olive oil or melted butter
6 tbsp. raw sugar or honey or pure maple syrup or molasses
2 tsp. salt
4 cups whole wheat flour
2-3 cups white flour
To make filling:
Brown ground beef with garlic and onion until done. Drain. Stir in can of tomato soup. Set aside to cool.
To make bread:
In your kitchen aide dissolve yeast in water. Add oil, sugar, salt and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Change to your dough hook and add enough white flour to form a soft dough. Allow to knead for 6 minutes.
Set dough to rest on a cutting board and cover with a towel.
I let mine rise for about 30 minutes. Then you divide the dough: in half once, and those halves in half and so on until to you have 16 equal size pieces of dough.
Roll out dough balls one at a time and lay some cheese in the center of the flattened roll.
Add a spoonful of meat mixture.
Close up the dough around the meat, getting a nice seal.
Lay dough, seam side down, on a greased cookie sheet.
Once you have finished filling all the rolls, cover with a cloth and let rise 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until they are lovely golden brown.
Here’s what they look like inside.
I always cut Laffy Taffy’s in half because they are pretty hot inside. We had ours with oven-baked French fries and apples from the orchard. I also like to serve these with mashed potatoes and salad. The bread recipe is just a really versatile roll recipe that I use all the time and it makes great dinner rolls as well.