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Mon, Jun 24 2013 post by Lisa

Barbecue Bear Buns

Ever wondered how you could make those sloppy Joes or hamburgers a little more fun? Well, have I got an idea for you. BBQ BEAR BUNS!

Summer is HERE! The kids and I counted down the days till school was out and now I am not so sure I am going to make it through 3 months :) 

Here is a great summer recipe for you.  Ever wondered how you could make those sloppy Joes or hamburgers a little more fun? Well, have I got an idea for you. BBQ BEAR BUNS! Yup you heard me right, that was BBQ BEAR (NOT b-a-r-e as the kids like to giggle about every time I say Bear Buns) Silly kids 


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Here is what you will need: 
4 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed but still cold (I used white rolls but you can use wheat rolls too)
1 egg, beaten

Sloppy Joe Beans
2 pounds hamburger, browned and drained
1 pint BBQ sauce
1 16 ounce can baked beans, drained

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
( My kids do not love beans so I just made our usual sloppy Joe mix )


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I like to put my rolls in the refrigerator the night before to defrost. You can let the kids help you make these cute BEAR buns.
First take 2 1/2 rolls to form the head. Press the rolls together and then press them into a rounded triangle. The fatter part at the bottom and the pointed part at the top. Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and place the rolls on the pan.

 

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Next take the other 1/2 of roll and flatten it in to an oval shape and place it on the triangle for the muzzle of the bear.

To make the ears, cut the last roll in half and shape that half into 2 ovals. Now place the ears on each side of the top of the bear head and tuck them under slightly. Press down on each ear with your thumb to flatten it a little in the middle.  



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Divide the last half of the roll into 3 parts, one part being slightly smaller. With that roll make the two eyes and nose. Place the eyes and nose on to your bear face.

 


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Brush the bear with beaten egg and let rise for 30 minutes.  

 


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(My rolls were a little over risen so we did not wait for the rolls to rise. Just before you bake, reform the depressions in ears with thumb.)Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Let cool, then slice your bear bun in half. Fill the bottom with your filling. We added mustard and dill pickles to ours.

 


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What a fun way to enjoy your summer meal tonight. Let the kids help or surprise them at dinner tonight.

 Each bear will have it's own personality. We had a great time making our BBQ BEAR BUNS! Hope you will too.

Until next time, Happy Baking! 

 


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BBQ Bear Buns

Servings: 4 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 12 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-30 min

Your family won't be able to bear eating these fun creations but they are so delicious that they also won't be able to resist.

BBQ Bear Buns
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Ingredients

24 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed but still cold
1 egg, beaten

Sloppy Joe Beans:
2 pounds hamburger, browned and drained
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 16 ounce can baked beans, drained

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.

Instructions

Each bear uses 4 rolls. Combine 2 1/2 rolls to form the head. Press them into a rounded triangle shape and place on sprayed baking sheet.

Cut the leftover half roll in half to make the ears. Form them into round shapes and slightly flatten one side. Place the flat side slightly under the head. Press a hollow into each ear.

For the muzzle, cut the last roll in half. Flatten one half into an oval and place on lower face.

Divide the last half into two eyes and a nose and form them into teardrop shapes. Make indentations with finger and place the pointed ends of the teardrops into the indentations.

Repeat to make six bear buns. Brush bear with beaten egg and let rise for 30 minutes. Just before baking repress ear depressions. Bake at 350°F 20-30 minutes. Let cool, slice and fill with Sloppy Joe Beans.

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