Farmers Market Cheeseburgers – plus Homemade Bun Recipe

By Micki Brown

Serves 4



1 pound grass-fed ground beef, formed into 4 patties, grilled to desired doneness

4 slices of cheese

1-2 tomatoes, sliced

1 red onion, sliced

4 leaves of lettuce

1 avocado, sliced

4 hamburger buns

Condiments of choice (mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, etc.)


Place desired condiments on buns. Place grilled beef patties on the bottom part of the bun, then top with cheese (can be added at the end of grilling to melt the cheese a little). Then top with the assorted veggies, followed by the top part of the bun.

Note: All of the ingredients except the buns and condiments are available at the High Desert Farmers Market.


Homemade Hamburger Buns (Bread Machine Recipe)

By Micki Brown

Makes 8-12 Buns



1 cup, plus 2 tbsp water

1 large egg

1 ½ cups bread flour

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

¾ tsp sea salt

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup raw honey, or sugar

4 ½ tsp active dry yeast


Place all of the ingredients in the bread pan; select dough setting; press start.

When the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough from the bread pan and place on a floured surface, and cut into 8-12 pieces. Form each piece into a bun and place on a greased large shallow baking pan or cookie sheet. Cover with a towel and place in a warm oven (150-170 degrees, then turn it off) to rise for about 15 minutes. Remove the buns from the oven, and then turn the oven on and preheat to 400 degrees. Remove the towel from the buns and place the buns in the preheated oven and bake for about 8-minutes or until they become a light golden brown. Cool on racks. When ready to serve, slice the buns horizontally. They store well for a few weeks on the freezer.