Introduction: Beet Brioche Burger Buns

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These buns are pretty good. To give it more beet flavoring, I left the beet puree in larger chunks. This way when I bite into the buns, there will be little pieces of beets in them. I make the entire batch and freeze the buns I don't use for a later time. This recipe can also be found at



1 small beet olive oil

5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup milk

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp active dry yeast

2 egg

3¼ cups bread flour

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp water

poppy seeds, optional

sesame seeds, optional

Step 1: Roast Beet

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Coat the beet in olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast in oven preheated to 400°F for 45-60 minutes.

Step 2: Combine Beet and Butter

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In a food processor, puree the beet and butter.

Step 3: Combine Warmed Milk and Honey

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In a small saucepan, warm the milk to 90°F and stir in the honey.

Step 4: Add Yeast

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Add the yeast and let sit until foamy, about 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: Beat Egg

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Beat one egg and set aside.

Step 6: Combine Flours, Salt, and Beet Butter

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flours and salt using the paddle attachment. Add the beet butter and mix on low to make crumbs.

Step 7: Add Yeast Mixture and Egg

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With the hook attachment, add in the yeast mixture and the beaten egg and mix until a soft dough forms.

Step 8: Knead Dough

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Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 9: Shape Dough and Let Rise

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Shape dough into a ball and place it in a large greased bowl. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for 1½-2 hours, until doubled.

Step 10: Divide Dough and Shape Into Balls

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Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper. Divide dough into slider buns (about 2 oz each). Gently roll each into a ball and arrange 2-3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 11: Let Rise

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Cover loosely with a piece of plastic wrap lightly coated in nonstick spray. Let the buns rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.

Step 12: Make Egg Wash

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Mix the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make the egg wash.

Step 13: Apply Egg Wash and Toppings

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Brush the buns with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top.

Step 14: Bake

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Set a large shallow pan of water on the oven floor and bake in a preheated oven at 400°F, rotating the baking sheets halfway through baking, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.


gralan (author)2017-07-17

I'm not sure why, but I cannot download the file. Yet I download other files, even from Instructables, on a regular basis with no hassle.


RecipeRemix (author)2017-03-09

oooh I love the nice color that the beets gave this bread. Super pretty!

Natural food coloring :) Thank you.

rainingfiction (author)2017-03-05

Gorgeous color! It looks deliceous

Thank you :) Hope you get a chance to try it.

mrsmerwin (author)2017-03-03

they are pretty but I wonder about the flavor. Beets are one of those veggies that I have trouble getting my boys to eat. Can you describe the taste?

Surprisingly they taste like regular hamburger buns. They are better than you would expect. You can't really taste the beet, at all. If you want more of a beet taste, I suggest leaving the beet puree in bigger chunks. I doubt your boys would even notice a difference besides the fact that they are pink.

I kind of liked the color--that is what caught my eye.

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