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Bite Sized Buns And Burger Appetizers Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Add this recipe for Bite Sized Buns and Burger Appetizers to your holiday entertaining meal plans.

Ingredients

Bite Sized Buns
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour + extra for sprinkling on and flouring the working surface
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 scant tablespoon active dry yeast
sesame seeds
Hamburger Balls
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
Assembly and Garnish Items
Fresh lettuce leaves torn into small pieces to fit the buns
Bite sized tomatoes, sliced
Cheese slices, cut to fit
12 sliced lean bacon, cooked, drained and cut into 2 inch lengths.

Directions

Mini Buns

In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg.

Place the milk mixture, flour, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and yeast into a mixing bowl.

Use an electric mixer and on low mix together. Finished dough should be smooth, but still slightly sticky.

Turn off mixer and place the dough onto a lightly floured working surface. If the dough is too sticky sprinkle a little flour onto it and use your hands to knead it in until it is a nice soft rolling consistency.

Roll half of the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness or slightly more. Use a 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter or narrow glass and cutting very close together, cut out the little circles. Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart. Sprinkle and dab a few sesame seeds on the top of each bun. Repeat with the second ball of dough.

You may need more than one baking sheet.

Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake one sheet at a time if you have more than one for 15 to 18 minutes, or until browned.

Brush tops with a little butter while theyre hot. Let cool on rack and slice in halves in preparation of assembly.

Hamburger Balls

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine ground beef, onion, and teriyaki sauce, in a large bowl and mix well. Shape into small 1 inch meatballs.

Place on a greased baking sheet or shallow baking pan for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Assembly

Build you bite sized burgers as shown in the photo and use a cocktail pick to hold it all together.

You can also butter and put a little mayonnaise on the buns.

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