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Peanut Butter Burger

Want to take your homemade burger game to the next level? Next time burgers are on the menu try these amazing Peanut Butter Burgers. Sweet peanut butter and salty bacon are super fun, super delicious toppings for a perfectly cooked hamburger patty.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 798kcal
Author Diana Reis


  • 1 ⅓ Pounds Ground Beef 80/20 or Ground Chuck
  • 4 Hamburger Buns toasted and buttered
  • 8 Strips Bacon cooked
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter creamy style
  • 1 Cup Red Onions sliced
  • Lettuce washed and leafed
  • 2 Tablespoon Water cold
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Prepare all of the burger toppings before cooking the patties. The toppings should be ready for assembly so that you can assemble the hamburgers quickly and serve them piping hot.
  • Add two tablespoons of cold water to ground beef and mix it in.
  • Divide the ground beef into four even balls. Use your hands to form patties roughly the size of your hamburger buns. Make sure that the patties are packed tight around the edges.
  • Make a slight depression in the center of the patties.
  • Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place the hamburger patties in the pan. Cook until the juices start to seep up through the top, then flip. (3-5 minutes per side)
  • While cooking on the second side, spread a generous spoonful of peanut butter onto the burger.
  • To assemble, place a leaf of lettuce and a few slices of red onion on a toasted, buttered bun. Next, add the peanut butter burger patty. Then put on two slices of bacon and the top bun.


Do you need oil to fry a burger?
You don’t need to add anything to the frying pan when you cook hamburger patties. There is plenty of fat in the ground beef. The fat will render with the heat of the pan and make its own frying oil.
How do I keep my hamburgers from drying out?
Don’t use lean meat. 80/20 ground beef or ground chuck will give you a juicier burger. Extra fat may not be healthier, but it is the key to a moist patty. 
  • Add a few tablespoons of cold water to the meat before you form it into patties. 
  • Let the patties sit out at room temperature for a few minutes before frying. Ice cold patties can take longer to cook through to the center and the outside can dry out before the inside is cooked.
  • Make a thumb sized impression in the center of the hamburger patty before cooking. The burger tends to thicken in the middle as it cooks. The flatter the patty stays the more evenly it will cook.
  • Don’t fiddle with the burgers as they are frying. Lay them in the pan and leave them until they are ready to flip. 
  • Cook a big batch of bacon in the oven to put on your Peanut Butter Burgers. Cooking bacon in the oven saves time and mess on the stovetop.
  • Toast a batch of buns in the oven. Butter and keep warm in the oven along with the cooked bacon.


Calories: 798kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 5mg