A burger is a must on any barbecue menu if you ask us. This easy outdoor grill recipe is not your basic beef patty, though. Peanut butter plays double duty as an unexpectedly delightful condiment and as a ground beef supplement to ensure succulent, juicy results. Top the PB patties with a couple slices of crispy bacon, garnish as desired, and be sure to have some napkins handy.



Ingredients (Servings: 4)

1 ½ pounds lean ground beef; 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

½ teaspoon salt; ¼ teaspoon pepper; 8 slices bacon, crisp cooked

4 brioche hamburger buns, toasted; Toppings (such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, etc) (optional)




Step 1

In a large bowl combine ground beef, salt, and pepper. In a small, microwave-safe bowl heat 2 tablespoons peanut butter for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Add melted peanut butter to meat mixture; mix well. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.








Step 2

For a charcoal grill, cook patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (160°F to 165°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.)










Step 3

Remove burgers from grill. Spread toasted buns with remaining peanut butter. Place patties on buns and top with bacon. If desired, add additional Toppings.