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I can picture most of you reading the title of this post and saying something along the lines of “That is gross! There is no way I would ever put peanut butter on my cheeseburger!” I know your doing it because that was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this at a local restaurant this past week when I had dinner with one of my girlfriends. It sounds disgusting, but it is so good!
It all started when I was given a challenge to create an amazing cheeseburger. I headed to Walmart with the kids where we needed to stock up on some pantry items when it hit me that I needed to recreate the burger I saw at the local restaurant. I always get on my husband’s case about not trying new things because they sound gross. It was time to take a little of my own medicine.
What I wasn’t prepared for was just how good it is. The peanut butter adds a hint of nuttiness to the burger that hits just below the surface. It doesn’t scream out “Hey there is peanut butter on this burger.” But instead it is really behind the scenes making you wonder what it is (if you don’t already know). I have made this burger using KRAFT Big Bold Slice Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Slices on some of the burgers and KRAFT Big Slice Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices on the rest, both were delicious options.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon grill seasoning
- 4 Tbsp. PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Thick Sliced Center Cut Bacon
- 4 KRAFT Cheese Slices of choice
- 4 hamburger buns
- Toppings and Condiments of choice (I used lettuce tomatoes, spicy pickles, and Miracle Whip.
- In a mixing bowl combine ground beef with grill seasoning and create 4 patties. Bake your bacon in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
- Grill burgers over medium-high heat or until done 160ºF.
- When burgers are just about finished add a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter on top and cover with cheese.
- When cheese is melted create your burger using condiments and toppings of choice. Don't forget the Bacon!
A very interesting thing happened the night we ate our peanut butter cheeseburgers. I made a burger for my kids as well but I just put the Kraft Singles on it, plain without peanut butter. If you are a follower of mine you know all the struggles we have had with getting our son to eat. He noticed that I didn’t put peanut butter on his cheeseburger and insisted that I put it on the side so he could dip his bites in it. I obliged because I was just happy that he said he wanted to try it. What astonished me was that he dipped every single bite into the peanut butter. Yes, my son actually ate the same dinner we did. This was the very first time he ate the same full meal as his mom, dad and little sister. THIS IS HUGE!!!
I think I may have cried a little that night as I tucked him into bed. I hope this is the beginning of some risk taking when it comes to dinner time. I would love to have the doctor say he has caught up on his height and weight the next time we visit.
I’m thinking about renaming this burger the miracle burger. What do you think?