Buffalo Hamburger on Whole Wheat Bun


Ingredients for hamburgers:
  • 1 lb ground buffalo
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns (buns split)
  • lettuce leaves  for serving
  • slice red onion  for serving
  • slice Tomato  for serving
Ingredients for buns (makes 12 buns, could be easily halved):
  • 2½ cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. granulated yeast, or 1 packet
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 oz. vital wheat gluten
  • 1¼ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 oz. honey
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup neutral-flavored oil, or unsalted butter
Prepare the hamburgers:
In a large bowl, mix together the ground buffalo, yellow onion, salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties, each 3/4 inch thick.
Grill the hamburgers directly over medium-high heat, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Check for doneness by cutting into a hamburger near the center or testing with an instant-read thermometer. No pink should show on the inside, and the internal temperature should register at least 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. If making cheeseburgers, place a slice of cheese on top of each hamburger during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, toast the hamburger buns, cut side down, on the grill. Serve the hamburgers on the buns with tomato, red onion, lettuce.
Serves 4.

Mixing the dough:
Whisk together the flowers, east, salt, and vital wheat gluten in a bowl.
Combine the liquid ingredients and mix them with dry ingredients without kneading, using a spoon, or a heavy-duty stand mixer (with paddle).
Cover, and allow the dough to rest at room temperature until it rises and collapses, approximately 2 hour.
The dough can be used immediately after its initial rise. Refrigerate it in leaded (not airtight) container and use other next 5 days.

Preparing the buns:
Cut off a 1½-pound (small cantaloupe-size) piece. Dust the piece with flower and quickly shape into a ball.
Divide the ball into 6 equal portions. Place the buns 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
30 minutes before baking time, preheat the oven to 350F. Just before baking paint the top of the buns with egg wash  (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs water), and sprinkle with sesame and/or chia seeds if desired.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until richly browned and firm.
Allow the buns to cool on rack before slicing.

7 comments:

patissierement-votre said...
September 3, 2011 at 4:18 AM  

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Elle Marie said...
September 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM  

Looks yummy. Craving for it :) Nice blog.

Tres Delicious said...
September 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM  

Looks really delicious. *drooling* love your blog

myfudo said...
September 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM  

I love this sumptuous burger. Thanks for sharing.

Yelena said...
September 3, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

Myfudo, you are so welcome, come back soon!

Peggy said...
September 4, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

Yummy! Love the cute little sliders =)

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...
September 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

These burgers look incredible! I love buffalo burgers. It's been too long since I have had them though. I will have to try this recipe soon. Love the shots too!

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