Peanut Butter Bacon Burger


These ground sirloin hamburgers are topped with peanut butter, applewood-smoked bacon, and sharp Cheddar cheese, making them the best burgers around! Great ingredients make the best hamburger.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
6 burgers


  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 slices applewood-smoked bacon

  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (such as Tillamook®)

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 6 hamburger buns

  • 6 leaves lettuce

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced


  1. Mix together ground beef, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until evenly blended. Form into six (4-inch-wide) patties and place on a large plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until slightly firm, about 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

  4. Cook patties on the preheated grill until hot and slightly pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium doneness. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over patties about 1 minute before they are done.

  5. Mix together peanut butter and maple syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat peanut butter mixture in the microwave until slightly runny, about 25 seconds. Stir until smooth.

  6. Spread peanut butter mixture over hamburger buns. Place patties, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon on the bottoms, then cover with top buns.


I use Adams peanut butter in this recipe and add maple syrup for sweetness. If using another brand, like Jiffy, use less maple syrup and perform a taste test.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
43g Fat
35g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1090mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 730mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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