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Mini Burgers

Mini Burgers

Mini Burgers

If I had to choose the ultimate party food it would definitely be this recipe. I make them mini burgers for birthdays, New Year parties, anytime I get a chance to… Kids love them and grownups love them. Especially the grownups. You should see their faces when they see them :-D Come to think about it, these mini burgers were the best thing that ever came to my mind to prepare.

The recipe is a bit time consuming but the effect it will have on your next party is definitely worth the effort :wink:

Mini Hamburger Buns, preparation

Mini Hamburger Buns

200 ml milk
100 ml water
60 g butter
about 500 g plain flour
1 sachet of dry yeast (7 g)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
sesame for the top

Heat milk, water and butter in a small pot, just enough so the butter melts, but still, don’t let it be too hot. We don’t wan’t to kill the yeast :wink:. Mix 100 g flour, yeast, salt, sugar, 1 egg and the heated butter and milk mixture. Gradually start adding the remaining flour until you get smooth, soft dough. Leave it covered until it doubles in volume and when it does, start forming, a walnut sized balls. Well, actually, a slightly smaller balls than the walnuts :-D Place the balls on two large oven pans lined with baking paper. Brush their tops with slightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame. Let it rise for another 30 minutes and then bake for about 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven on 390°F/200°C.

You could make a plain ol’ regular sized buns, but why would you when you can dazzle your guests with he tiny tiny ones? Anyway, if you still want them bigger, I’m sure baking time will be a bit longer. I just don’t know how long exactly though.

Die Burgers

700 g mixed gound meat (that is 1:1 ratio of beef and pork)
1 large onion, grated
2 tsp Vegeta seasoning
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp hot pepper flakes
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dried parsley leaves
1 egg
2 tsp baking soda
4 cloves garlic, pressed
50 g bread crumbs

Take all of the ingredients from the list and mix well. Shape into miniature burgers that are about 3,5 cm in diameter. Fry them on a little oil, on both sides. While you shape them, be aware that they’ll shrink while frying, and on the other hand, the buns will expand in the oven. It took me some time, but now mine buns and burgers fit perfectly together 8)

Mini Burgers, preparation

A Few More Things You Need to Do

ketchup
yellow cheese slices
sauce tartar
arugula
toothpicks

So, at the end, all you need it to assemble everything and you can serve your army of mini burgers :)

Cut each bun in two pieces horizontally. Put some tartar on the bottom half, then a burger, a piece of cheese, some ketchup and arugula. Top with the top part of the bun and stick a toothpick through.

NOTES

*You should prepare the meat for the burgers first. Leave it in the fridge until you prepare the buns. Fridge does good to these burgers :-D Later, fry them while buns are in the oven and keep in a covered bowl to preserve the warmth.

*By all means, use Heinz ketchup.

*If you want, you can make homemade tartar sauce. Just mix mayonnaise, sour cream, grated pickles, salt and pepper. Adjust everything to taste. But not too much pickles :wink:

*Cheese slices are, well, the most convenient. You can slice each slice into four equal pieces that fit perfectly with the size of these burgers. You should put them on top of each burger while they’re still hot from frying because they’ll start to melt beautifully. Just be careful not to buy the vegetable cheese slices, they suck! For 70 mini burgers (yup, makes that much) you’ll need 18 slices of cheese.

*Iceberg lettuce will make these burgers feel more burgery.

This recipe was published in Mezze magazine, March 2013 issue.

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17 Comments

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 23, 2013 8:38 am

    These are just too cute! I could just gobble them up!

  • Yii-Huei April 23, 2013 9:27 am

    These mini burgers look so cute!!I also love how you made your own hamburger buns :)

  • Ling (thefooddash) April 23, 2013 1:06 pm

    These are the cutest and I’m sure the guests must be impressed! I need an excuse to make these asap! no doubt, it’s time consuming having to make the burger buns but if it’s for a special occasion, then it’s totally worth it me thinks!

  • Mihai @ Simply yum April 23, 2013 5:00 pm

    Damn these little devils look cute. Would certainly love to eat some :D

  • Jamie G April 23, 2013 8:18 pm

    These wee burgers are the cutest thing. Who knew a hamburger could be cute?

  • Genie May 27, 2013 12:37 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to make mini burgers but didn’t know where to buy buns from. Baking your own buns is the ideal solution. Sliced cherry tomatoes would be a nice addition too :)

  • pia August 18, 2014 12:59 am

    do you think I could do the dough in advance and keep it in the freezer until I need it?

    • Marija August 18, 2014 1:13 pm

      Probably yes. I haven’t tried it myself, but I guess you could do it. Let me know how it turned out if you do it :)

  • Betsetse January 31, 2015 10:53 am

    Bardzo smaczne, dzieciakom smakowało, mięsko idealnie doprawione, jedyna zmiana dałam mniej chili ze względu na dzieci. Dałam tylko 0,5 łyżeczki sody,dlaczego daje się ja do mięsa, pierwszy raz spotkałam się z soda w mięsie. Podawałam Tak jak polecałaś z sosem , ketchupem, serem i z sałata. Dziękuję za przepis pozdrawiam.

    • Marija November 28, 2015 11:37 am

      Thank you! :)

  • alysta March 20, 2015 7:51 am

    Can you make the bun a day before serving the mini burgers?

    • Marija March 21, 2015 9:56 am

      Yes, but then it wouldn’t be nice and fresh. In that case you can cut them in half and toast on a pan, cut side down.

  • Sabine May 19, 2015 9:32 pm

    Hi! How much mini hamburger does this recipe make?

    • Marija May 19, 2015 9:39 pm

      Hello :) I usually get around 70 mini burgers with this recipe.

  • Margaret hart May 23, 2015 9:10 am

    I have been looking for a recipe for these thank you , cant wait to try

  • Clarissa August 24, 2015 8:55 pm

    I’m a rookie at making bread. Since the buns are so tiny, how much time would I allow for the dough to double in size? Trying to figure out if I have enough time to do this in a 4 hour period of time???

    • Marija August 24, 2015 9:07 pm

      Hello Clarissa, I don’t think 4 hours is enough for all of this work. You will have to rush and it will be too stressful. Can’t tell how long does it take for dough to double in size as it depends on a lot of factors for example, how hot is the room, humidity, etc…

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