How to make it

  • Rolls

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cream of tartar and yeast.
  • Add beer, egg and egg yolk, brown sugar, salt and canola oil and stir well just to incorporate. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Begin to beat / knead the dough until it is smooth and supple, about 15 minutes (a stand mixer makes this easier).
  • Cover dough and let rest 20 minutes.
  • Deflate the dough and portion into eight 6-oz pieces, smoothing into balls. Place balls on a lined cookie sheet, cover and allow to rest 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil and slowly add the baking soda.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Three or four at a time, boil rolls for 1 minute, turning them to make sure they are evenly cooking.
  • Drain rolls well and replace on the sheet.
  • Brush rolls with the reserved egg white (beat with a little water if needed) and sprinkle with salt and granulated onion.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Burgers

  • In a frying pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook slowly until the onion just begins to caramelize, then add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Remove from heat and allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, bacon, caraway, cumin, cloves, thyme, pepper, mustard and egg, mixing well.
  • Stir in the onion and garlic mixture to evenly distribute, then mix in the pretzel crumbs.
  • Shape into 8 patties and evenly space them on a foil-lined sheet tray.
  • Chill burgers for 2 hours.
  • Preheat broiler to HI and place the rack in the upper third of the oven.
  • Broil patties for 3 - 4 minutes per side, until desired level of doneness is reached.
  • If desired, place split pretzel rolls under the broiler for 30 seconds - 1 minute to toast before serving.
  • Serve with shredded cabbage and hot mustard.

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  • ladychablis 8 years ago
    i'll be trying theses burgers soon! can't wait.
    (except why did you have to post the nutrition?? Ignorance is bliss!) lol
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  • MistressMaddie 8 years ago
    Love German food! I will be making this very very soon! TY
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  • jkirk 8 years ago
    Hi Jo_Jo. I love a good hamburger, and this one sounds great! I never would have thought about adding pretzels. Thanks for posting it!
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  • jo_jo_ba 8 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 856.4
    Total Fat: 37.8 g
    Cholesterol: 182.8 mg
    Sodium: 292.5 mg
    Total Carbs: 85.9 g
    Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
    Protein: 41.6 g
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