40-Minute Hamburger Buns
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40-Minute Hamburger Buns

The weather is finally starting to warm up out here in New York, and I’ve craved some grilled food for a while now. I had some grass-fed hamburger meat in the freezer, so I decided to thaw it out and ask Dino if he would be up for firing up the grill for the first time this year. He agreed, especially after I told him that I planned to make homemade hamburger buns! I haven’t baked bread in a while, and a recipe that promised homemade bread in under an hour sounded like just the right thing for me. This was super easy to put together, and the results were nice, soft hamburger buns. I have a few other sandwiches planned to use up the rest of them this week, and I’m so glad to have something so fresh and tasty waiting in the kitchen for me!

40-Minute Hamburger Buns

40-Minute Hamburger Buns
Taste of Home

Here on our ranch, I cook for three men who love hamburgers. These fluffy yet hearty buns are just right for their big appetites. I also serve the buns plain with a meal. —Jessie McKenney, Twodot, Montana

Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.
Yield: 12 Servings

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.

Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • derryX

    These look great. I gotta try this recipe. I bet throwing an egg yolk into the dough and maybe brushing with a little melted butter prior to baking will yield a more golden color.

  • Ruta

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you for a quick bread recipe!! They always take so long and sometimes you just really don’t have the time but you still want to do it your own.

    • Ashley

      Exactly! It’s nice having something quick but still homemade.

      Jerry – I thought about doing that before baking them but didn’t bother. They were great anyhow!

  • Danielle Omole

    These rolls are absolutely delicious and so easy and quick to make. I made sliders for the kids today and didn’t feel like running to the store to buy rolls. I was able to whip these up and use them nstead. There is no better smell than the smell of fresh bread filling the house. I use my kitchen aid mixer and the only change I make is adding an extra 1/2 tsp of salt to the recipe. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!

    • Ashley

      I’m so glad these were a hit for you, Danielle! Just reading your comment made me think of how comforting the smell of baking bread can be. 🙂

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