Saturday, March 01, 2008

Beef Burger

Burger bun
(Serves 10 mini buns / 4 large buns)

Plain flour3 cups
Sugar 1/8 cup
Salt 1/2 tbsp
Oil1/2 cup
Instant Yeast 1/2 tbsp
Warm water1 cup
Beaten Egg1

Beef Patty
(Serves 4 )

Fresh ground beef800g
Ketchup1 1/2 tbsp
Honey Mustard1 tbsp
Mirin1 tbsp
Olive oil1 tbsp
White vinegar1 tbsp
Green onion, finely cubed1 small one

Burger Toppings

Guacamole sauce1 1/2 tsp
Ketchup1 tsp
Cherry tomatoes4
Lettuce3 leaves
Yellow Capsicum2 slices

Burger Buns:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water with a pinch of salt. Mix the yeast solution with the other ingredients.

  2. Combine the mixture into a dough and knead for approximately 10 mins with the help of a mixer. Allow the dough to proof for 60 mins.

  3. When the dough has proofed, punch out the gas and allow another round of proofing for approximately 50 mins.

  4. Once proofed, punch down the dough. Cut the dough into 4 or 10 parts and form them into bun shapes. Let the bun doughs rest till they double in size.

  5. Coat a layer of Egg wash (Optional) and bring to bake at 190 degree Celsius for 20~25 mins.

Beef Patty:

  1. In a bowl, smashed the ground beef for a couple of times. This will ensure that the beef will turn out to be more tender when cooked.

  2. Pour in the olive oil and blend well into the minced meat. Add in the onions, honey mustard, ketchup, mirin and white vinegar and mixed well.

  3. Shaped the well-mixed minced meat into patties.

  4. In a grill pan, add in some olive oil and bring to heat over low fire. When the oil becomes hot, place the beef patties into the pan.

  5. Using your frying spatula, press down the beef patties with a slight force. This will help to flatten the patty. Fry the both sides of the patty.

  6. When both sides of the patty gets brown, turn off the heat and place the meat patty into the sliced burger bun.

  7. Top the burger with lettuce, yellow capsicum, ketchup and guacamole sauce.

  8. Garnish the burger with cherry tomatoes.

My Prince Charming was yearning for burger and thus, I decided to make one for him. This is the 2nd time I've tried my hand on beef as due to my religion, I am not able to consume any beef products. My Prince Charming on the other hand has no restricts towards any food and beef in fact, is one of his favourite food.

He hasn't been taking beef since our courtship days and even after being married for more than half a year, he has never requested me to make him some, as he find that it may seems a bit selfish cause I couldn't eat them. Of course, I don't mind since I wouldn't be eating them. It doesn't necessary mean that I can't eat them = I can't cook them. LOL! My Prince Charming sometimes worry too much about my feelings, but that's one good point of him and I know he meant it all for me. Thanks darling :)

The burger bun recipe was adapted from some random sites that I happen to chanced upon. Nobody has actually gave a review for it and I thought I could be the 1st one! The bun was crispy on top and soft inside. It's really delicious and I think it would taste best with soups! Awww.. that's making me hungry.

The beef patty recipe was taken from I omitted the Worcestershire sauce as I don't have them at home and I used Honey mustard instead of normal ones as they would add a tint of sweeter taste to the burger. Mirin is also added to reduced the bloody smell from beef (Beef are red blood meat which has this strong blood smell)


daphne said...

Yum! It's a huge coincidence but I'm frying up some beef patties at the same time I'm typing this! You made your own burger bread? That's a definite real "home made burger"!

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Really?! Such good coincidence! Heh~ Too bad I can't eat them :P
Yeah, the bread was good! I was trying to bake my own burger you see, haven't been making any bread recently. LOL.

BTW, can you link you to my blog ;)

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Opps, I mean can I link you to my blog :)

evan said...
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evan said...

hi mrs kwok, juz wanna let u know i linked u up as well =)

and, nice burger. love all yr photos!!

btw, kaypo abit, u cut yr hair when u were in taiwan? i think u look prettier in short hair :D

Aimei said...

Wow Mrs Kwok! So marvellous! You actually prepared the entire meal from scratch...even made your own burger too. I think you are just left with not planting your own veggies only! LOL.

Your burger looks so yummy! Keep it up! :)

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hi Evan,

Thanks! *Flying into the air* No lah, Not kaypo ;) My mother-in-law cut my hair for me. My hair needs some treatment so had to maintain it at a shorter length.

Hi Aimei,

Heee~ Yah, was in a rush to assemble all the food cause my hubby rushing me to get everything done so that he can snap and eat. LOL.