I tried this out for the first time in New Orleans last weekend and I'm officially hooked. My boyfriend made these hommade peanut butter burgers last night and they were fantastic. The combination of peanut butter on a hamburger is amazing. Enjoy!
Prep: 30 mins |Cook: 20 mins
|1.||Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl, and season with onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Combine thoroughly using your hands, then form into 6 patties, each 4-inches wide. Ensure the patties are the same thickness on the edges as the middle. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.|
|2.||Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates with olive oil.|
|3.||While grill is heating up and burgers are chilling, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. The crunch adds a nice texture to the burger. Drain bacon slices on a paper towel lined-plate.|
|4.||When the grill is hot, cook burgers to your desired degree of doneness. About 4 minutes per side for medium, depending on your grill. Top the burgers with the Cheddar cheese a minute or two before they are done.|
|5.||While burgers are grilling, place peanut butter and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and warm in microwave for about 25 seconds. Stir again. It should be slightly runny.|
|6.||Spread the peanut butter onto the hamburger buns, and dress with lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon. Top with a burger patty and enjoy with your favorite beer!|