American Hamburger Buns

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You can make hamburger buns or sandwich rolls from any mix or recipe. This homemade burger bun recipe is a little richer than most with milk instead of water. It makes a soft, delectable roll that your family will find irresistible. Be warned though: Once you’ve served burgers on fresh-baked buns, your family will never let you use store buns again. American Hamburger Bun Recipe Ingredients 5 1/2 cups plus of high gluten bread flour, divided 1 seven-gram packet instant yeast or two teaspoons 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon dough conditioner 2 cups milk 1 egg, warmed …

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Home of the Stuffed Burgers

Home of the Stuffed Burgers Welcome to the Cantina Burger Cafe! Get a Stuffed Burger Press for $1 Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it for just $1. Add it to your cart and use code “ZBURG” at checkout. Click any arrow below to jump to that section. How to Make Stuffed Burgers Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes How to Make Burger Buns Click Here For Your Stuffed Burger Press Get a Stuffed Burger Press for $1 Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it for just $1 now! Add it to …

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Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes

Get a Stuffed Burger Press for just $1. Add it to cart and use code “ZBURG” at checkout. Get the Stuffed Burger Press Now (Reg. Price: $10.99) With summer and backyard barbecues coming around, there’s nothing like a good, juicy burger. I’m talking the drip down your chin, piled high with toppings, and nearly too big to bite kind of burger. But we’re moving burgers to the next level: stuffed burgers. We like to call them cantina burgers. Imagine biting down into a soft, tasty bun on top of crisp lettuce, tomato, and zesty condiments followed by a bite of …

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Nine Ways to Make Stuffed Burgers

(Updated from June 9, 2015) We discovered stuffed burgers a long time ago.  But they were simple affairs. We would grind up a block of cheese and mix it into the burger.  Maybe we would chop up onions and peppers and mix those in.  Occasionally, we would look to meatloaf recipes for inspiration. They were good but we found another way to make stuffed burgers. It’s a stuffed burger press.  Instead of mixing the fillings into the meat, you create a stuffing pocket in the middle of the meat. This is what a stuffed burger press looks like: Learn how …

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How To Make Oven Fries

Choose a FREE Bread Mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z123” at checkout. One of my favorite things to pair with homemade burgers is french fries, but deep frying the fries in oil can be pretty tricky and often makes quite the mess. Here’s how you can make oven fries. The Best Oven Fries We’ve Ever Made Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds russet or other baking potatoes (not peeled) 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt pepper Instructions Preheat the Oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or use a crisper and …

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How to Cook Burgers on a Rack in the Oven

(Updated From May 10, 2014) Get a FREE brownie or snickerdoodle mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z333” at checkout. What if it rains this weekend, and I can’t make burgers on the grill? Don’t worry; I found just the trick. Making burgers in the oven means you can cook them rain or shine. When you cook your burgers on a rack in the oven, you don’t have to turn your food. The air circulates under the food and cooks the food from above and below. Cooking times are reduced. Without turning, your burgers are incredibly juicy. There …

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How to Cook Steaks on a Rack in the Oven

There’s nothing like grilling up some good steaks on the barbecue, but we have to deal with the fickle Idaho winds and weather here at the Prepared Pantry, so we’ve had to improvise. You can still get great, juicy steaks when you cook them in the oven, and you don’t have to deal with any of the outdoor factors that you’d have with the grill. Cooking Steaks on a Rack in the Oven A Note to Remember: Steaks one-inch or more in thickness use more heat than for burgers, chicken or fish; turn the heat up and move the meat …

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Homemade Burger Buns

Choose One! Get a FREE Burger Press or a FREE Bun Mix! Add it to checkout and use code “Z507” or “ZBUN” at checkout. The weather is warming up, and it’s time to let the neighborhood cookouts and family picnics begin. Burgers are the spotlight of the season, and it’s always best to impress. While you’re showing off your homemade burgers on the grill, why not also give our favorite homemade burger buns a try? As Dennis likes to say, “the buns make the burger,” and it’s true. I’m sure we can all remember eating a burger fresh off the …

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If You Want to Get Out of the Kitchen . . . Learn How to Bake on the Patio

The Prepared Pantry The Baking Forum Ideas. Methods. Deals     If You Want to Get Out of the Kitchen . . . Learn How to Bake on Patio It’s hot. Maybe you just want to get outside and enjoy the weather.  You don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen—especially when your friends or family are on the patio. So, learn to bake on the patio.  They’ll think you’re a genius. They make fancy grills designed for baking.  You don’t have to have one.  A grill that has a lid, one that pulls down and captures the heat is …

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Four Steps to Incredible Burgers

Plus “How a Burger Press Works” 1.   Use the right beef. Use the best meat you can buy.  Make sure it is fresh and use it within 48 hours.  Use 85% lean, not super lean.  A little fat makes for a juicer burger. 2.   Make the patty right. You want it the right size, uniform thickness, and compressed so that it holds together without being hard.  It takes a hamburger press.  A press will always make a better burger. 3.   Season it right. Add the seasoning before cooking.  The salt will melt and soak into the meat as …

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Swiss Mushroom Burgers with Sweet and Sour Onions

Swiss mushroom burgers are good.  Sweet and sour onions make them fantastic. “I could binge on these burgers!”—Debbie There is nothing difficult about these burgers.  Make burger patties, cook them over a grill or in a skillet, and top them with Swiss cheese for the last few minutes so that the cheese melts.  While the burgers are cooking, sauté sliced mushrooms. Place the burgers on buns, top with sautéed mushrooms, and then with sweet and sour onions.  (Recipe follows.) Sweet and Sour Onions Ingredients 2 large onions cut into slices and then cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 …

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Tex-Mex Burgers

We eat at Mexican restaurants at least once a week.  Plus we eat Mexican at home.  So it’s easy for us to take our burgers a little south of the border.  Here the burger meat is stuffed with diced green chilies, chopped cilantro, and olives and stuffed with shredded Monterey jack cheese before forming the patties. Ingredients: For the Patty: 2 pounds ground beef 1 small can diced green chilies about 20 medium black olives, chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon South of the Border Taco Seasoning or equal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon …

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Debbie’s Teriyaki Onion Burgers

Here’s how Debbie makes her teriyaki onion burgers: Heat up the grill and form the hamburger patties.  Use a hamburger press to uniformly shape the burgers and compress the meat. Season the burgers.  When the grill is hot, cook the burgers turning them once.  Do not press down the meat with the back of a spatula. Slice sweet onions just less than 1/4-inch thick.  While the burgers are cooking, place the onion slices in a skillet with 2-3 tablespoons of butter.  Cook the onion slices over medium heat, stirring occasionally until they are soft and start to brown. Spread mayonnaise …

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International Stuffed Burgers

We started with two foods that we liked—nachos and Thai stir fries. We took the ingredients from each and worked them into stuffed burgers: onions, Monterey jack, and olives in the Mexican burgers; peanuts, bean sprouts, and Thai sweet chili in the Thai burgers. They were both very good. We used the bean sprouts as an accompaniment to the Thai burgers. We weren’t sure how the peanuts would work out. We chopped them very coarsely, just a cut or two on each nut and worked them right into the burger. They were a great addition and maybe made the burgers. …

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Norpro Mini Burger Press

View Larger Image   Use the mini burger press to shape uniform, 2oz patties quickly and easily. The Mini Burger Press shapes six uniform 2oz. slider/mini patties quickly and easily. The uniform size helps promote even cooking. Try using it to form small crab cakes and appetizers too! Features: Measures, 9″ x 6″ x 3.75″/23cm x 15cm x 9.5cm. Each mini patty is 2.75″/7cm diameter. Ideal for beef, chicken, turkey, pork and vegetable burgers. Shape and store in the freezer for later. Nonstick cast aluminum with a comfortable, stay cool wood handle. Hand washing recommended. Want some great burger recipes? Try …

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How to Make a Chutney Burger

When Debbie Frantzen, our webmaster extraordinaire, tried our chutney her comment was, “Barbecue sauce without the spices.” Actually, that was sweet chutney. Sweet chutneys are mild and may remind you of a relish like pickle or cranberry relish while hot chutneys range from spicy to just plain hot. Chutneys are fruit-based. Mango chutney is very popular but they can be made with almost any fruit. Chutneys are a condiment, a wonderful accompaniment to meat dishes. They can also be mixed with sour cream or cream cheese to make a cracker spread or fruit dip. You can find chutney in some …

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Eleven Secrets for Great Burgers

Originally we wrote this up as eight secrets. We’ve discovered a few more. Remember these secrets for your next patio party and you’ll have great burgers. 1. Start with the right meat. Buy your meat from a butcher you trust. Avoid the lean and extra lean burger which is great for casseroles but too lean for burgers—you need the fat for flavor and juice. Your meat should be fresh. Ask the butcher when it was ground and avoid meat that was not ground in the last few hours. 2. Don’t handle the meat unnecessarily. Too much handling makes for tough …

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How to Make Quesadillas and Sincronizadas!

Welcome to “Nancy’s Pantry”, a food and recipe newsletter for Nancylanders.  Every recipe is tested in The Prepared Pantry test kitchen and approved by our testers.  All products are guaranteed by The Prepared Pantry.  While any transaction will be with The Prepared Pantry, Nancy’s Kitchen shares in the proceeds. Last week we featured favorite Mexican dishes—like fajitas, taco salads, and empanadas.  (If you missed last week’s email, catch it here.)  Today, learn how to make quesadillas and sincronizadas with some great recipes. In this issue, you will find: How to Make a Quesadilla Okay, so what are sincronizadas? Favorite Quesadilla …

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Making Hamburger Buns on the Grill

If you want to impress the neighbors, make your own hamburger buns. If you want to impress your neighbors and your mother-in-law, make hamburger buns on the grill. It does take some time and some attention, but it’s not as hard as you might think. There are some compelling reasons to bake your own buns on the grill. They’re better. A good burger on a freshly baked homemade bun is out of this world. Plus it’s fun to watch the neighbors turn their noses upwind when the smell of fresh baked bread wafts over the fence. And in the summertime, …

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