Don’t question the combination! You must try this Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger! The unlikely pairing will have you wondering why you never tried this peanut butter and jelly recipe before!
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I know what you’re thinking. Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger? I’ve officially lost my daggone mind. Who in the world pairs a burger and peanut butter and jelly sandwich together. You may be thinking I’ve gone off my rocker as my great-grandma would say. But just hear me out, okay?
First, you may be partly correct about loosing my mind. Being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom who runs a business is already partly insane. But this peanut butter and jelly burger recipe is not one of those mind-loosing moments.
A few years ago, we did a Chew Philly Food Tour in Manayunk, PA. One of the stops was at a restaurant called Lucky’s Last Chance and the tasting there was of an award-winning peanut butter and jelly burger.
Andrew, being the very picky one in the relationship, said there was no way he was trying it when we got there. I was sort of weirded out, but I’m pretty open to at least trying new things.
Fast forward, and we actually all did try it and loved it.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger Recipe
We loved it so much that we decided to recreate it. The burger recipe at Lucky’s was made with a creamy peanut butter, white American cheese, bacon, and served with grape jelly on the side. They describe the peanut butter and jelly burger as an unexpectedly delicious childhood favorite with an adult twist and they couldn’t be more accurate.
This delicious burger recipe combine a seeded bun with peanut butter and jelly, burgers, cheese, and bacon. We really love to use pepper flavored bacon or any type of maple flavored bacon. Really thick cuts of bacon work great with this recipe.
I’m having guests over, one who is plant based/vegan, how can I make this recipe for them?
Obviously grape jelly and peanut butter are usually vegan friendly. It’s pretty easy to find a vegan hamburger bun, so you’re on the way to starting to have a meal that everyone can enjoy. For the patty, you can try purchasing a plant based meat patty like Beyond Meat or even Aldi’s plant based version. Our favorite dairy free cheese is Violife or Chao. There are also vegan bacon brands like Litelife. Once you make these few simple swaps. you can have a meal for everyone.
What sides should I serve with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger?
There are endless possibilities of what you should serve with burgers. Here are some of our favorite things:
- The Best Homemade French Fries
- Spicy Corn on the Cob
- Zesty Pasta Salad
- Roasted Asparagus with Mushrooms
- Broccoli Tater Tots
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Don't question the combination! You must try this Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger! The unlikely pairing will have you wondering why you never tried this peanut butter and jelly recipe before!
- 1.5 lbs 80/20 ground beef (can you vegan patties or vegan meat to make burgers)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 slices American cheese (use vegan cheese for vegan option)
- 4 tbsp grape jelly
- 4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 4 pieces cooked bacon (use vegan bacon)
- 4 hamburger buns
Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Shape the beef into 4 patties, slightly larger than your buns.
Season each patty with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook burgers on a grill over medium heat for 2-4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
Place cheese on top on burgers to melt, then remove from grill.
Spread 1 tbsp of jelly on one side of the bun and 1 tbsp peanut butter on the other side of the bun.
Repeat with remaining buns.
Add burgers to buns and put one slice of bacon, broken in half, on top of each.
- Recipe makes 4 single patty burgers. To make burgers shown in pictures, double the patties, everything else remains the same.
- Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.
This post was originally pulished on 4/5/18. Updated on 5/3/19.