Have you ever made homemade hamburger buns? They take a little extra time to prepare but they're SO, SO good. Total comfort food. There's nothing like the wonderful aroma of bread baking in the oven. And there's nothing better than Sloppy Joes with Homemade Buns!
This is a baking blog, after all. That's why I wanted to make homemade buns here. You can cheat a bit with storebought sloppy joe sauce, which gives you more time to make fresh buns. I love baking bread, whether it is yeasted or not. This Dilly Casserole Bread was a really fun one to make.
Simple Food for the Family
Here's a meal the whole family will love and it's also perfect if you have company coming over. They'll be so impressed you made homemade bread! And your house will smell so good!
The key to dressing up simple food is fresh produce. I love to pick brightly colors options to add to my meals. They help dress up the food because we eat with our eyes before we even get a taste in.
Is homemade bread hard to make?
I have to admit that even I - the baker - am a bit intimidated by the task of making homemade bread with yeast. But once you get going, all you have to do is follow the instructions and all works out just fine!
Step-by-Step Instructions to make hamburger buns
1) Start by stirring together flour and yeast.
2) Then stir in a mixture of warm water, sugar, salt and oil. Add eggs and beat with an electric mixer on low for a few seconds, then on high for 3 minutes.
3) Stir in more flour and mix. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
4) Punch down, then split into 3 portions and let rest 5 minutes.
5) Make 4 balls out of each portion of dough (12 total). Flatten balls to about 3" and place on greased cookie sheet.
6) Brush with egg wash (1 egg beaten) and bake at 350°F. for 10-12 minutes.
How to make the Best Sloppy Joe Filling
Meanwhile, make your Sloppy Joe filling. You'll need 1 cup of chopped peppers (I used red, yellow and green)
Saute peppers in a little bit of oil, then add ground turkey and brown.
Stir in your sloppy joe sauce, plus salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until heated all the way through.
Add Sloppy Joe filling to warm buns which you've sliced in half horizontally. This recipe makes 12 sandwiches. Great for lunch or dinner and just as yummy the next day for leftovers!
Sloppy Joes with Homemade Buns is a winner in my book!
Do you do this too?
As a little bonus, I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite kitchen hacks. Maybe you do this too or perhaps this is a neat idea you've never thought of. I love to use clothespins to clip food bags in my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. They're so economical too. I got a package of 20 clothespins for $1 at the dollar store. I use them to clip bags of flour, chips, cereal bags inside the cereal box, frozen veggies, bags of lettuce, bags of noodles, bags of cookies and so much more! Give it a try. It's a lot cheaper than buying chip clips!
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Sloppy Joe’s with Homemade Buns
For the buns:
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 package dry active yeast
- 1 cup warm water 110°
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 large eggwhite
- 1 large egg for egg wash
For the filling:
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 cup chopped peppers I used an assortment of red, yellow and green
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cans sloppy joe sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the buns:
- Combine 2 cups of the flour and yeast in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Mix the water, oil, sugar and salt together and add to flour mixture. Then add the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat at low speed ½ minute. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 more cups of flour. Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, turning once. Cover and let rise in a warm place one hour. Punch down and divide into 3 portions. Cover, let rest 5 minutes.
- Form each portion into 4 balls, flatten with hand. Place on greased baking sheets. Let rise 30 minutes. Brush with egg wash.
- Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Let cook, then slice in half horizontally.
For the filling:
- Brown turkey and peppers in oil. Stir in both cans of sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir over medium until heated through. Serve with buns.