You’re probably reading the title of this article and thinking ‘eugh!’, but before you close the page, let me say that despite sounding a little strange, this recipe infact tastes incredible. The peanut butter works with the melted, distinctive taste of the American cheese and surprisingly, the tomato sauce and mustard combination gives the slightly sweet taste of the peanut butter a great finish. Strangely, a peanut butter cheeseburger works and is extremely easy to put together.
250g beef mince
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 slices American Cheese
Two heaped tablespoons of smooth peanut butter (we used Sun-pat but any will do)
Bun (we used a seeded burger bun from the fresh bakery at Tesco, but anything will do)
Two egg yolks
(Makes one burger)
In a large bowl combine the mince, wholegrain mustard, a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, the two egg yolks and 1/2 a cup of breadcrumbs. Mix everything together and form the burger patty, ensuring that everything in the bowl has been absorbed into the mixture. We found that using the 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs helped to collect most of the juices that would normally run out during cooking and hold them inside the patty.
Next, heat up some oil in a pan and begin to cook your burger ensuring to flip them every few minutes. The time it takes will vary depending on the size of the patty and how you like your burger cooked. Cook until the juices run clear and the meat is nicely browned on the outside.
While your patty is cooking, it’s time to prepare the bun. Slice the bun in half and place both halves face down on a hot, dry frying pan for 30 seconds to lightly toast and then remove. Leave the bottom half on the bun dry and on the top half, apply a generous helping of tomato ketchup and American mustard and set aside.
Once you’ve done this, pre-heat your oven – you’ll need it right at the end.
Once the patty is almost done, add the slices of American cheese to the top and reduce the heat. Once the cheese begins to melt over the top of the patty, remove it from the pan.
Place the patty on the bottom half of the bun and add two generous heaped tablespoons of smooth peanut butter and gently press it down without so that it spreads across the meat.
Add the top half of the bun.
Almost done! Wrap the finished burger lightly in tin foil and place it on a plate in the oven for a few minutes – not too long though! This will allow the cheese to melt some more and for the peanut butter to soften and begin to melt into the cheese.
Finally, enjoy one of the most unusual, tastiest burgers you are ever likely to eat!
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