How to find the perfect burger bun at the local bodega

It may sound like a long shot, but it’s not too far-fetched.

There are so many options for burger buns out there, it’s hard to pick the right one.

We talked to the bodegas we frequent about the best burger bun options in the area.

What you’ll need:1/4 cup olive oil2/4 onion, chopped1/2 red bell pepper, sliced1/3 c. ground beef2-4 slices (about 4 to 6 inches) bacon, cooked in olive oil1/8 c. chopped green onion, thinly sliced1 c. cheddar cheese, grated1/16 tsp.

salt1/12 tsp.

pepper, to taste3 Tbsp.

fresh cilantro, to garnish1/5 tsp.

chopped fresh rosemary, to serve2-3 large eggs1.

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add the onion, bell pepper and bell pepper slices and cook until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Add ground beef and cook, stirring, until it’s all mixed in.

Add in the ground beef mixture, green onion and cheddar.

Bring to a boil and then lower the heat.

Cook until all of the beef is cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the eggs, cilantro and rosemary.

Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened and bubbly.

Serve warm with a drizzle of olive oil.


Chop the bacon and slice the bell pepper into 2-inch strips.

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the bacon for about 2 minutes.

Then, add the bell peppers, onions, cheddar and green onion.

Cook for another 2 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the onions have softened.

Add 2-3 Tbs.

of the chopped cilantro to the bacon mixture, and cook for about 3 minutes, or until softened.

Season with salt and pepper.


Remove the skillet from the heat, add 1/4 c. of all-purpose flour and mix with a fork.

Fold in the bacon, onions and cilantro.

Place in the oven and cook the burgers, uncovered, until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.

Remove and drain the grease from the pan.