Rating: 4 stars
8 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 2

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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
15 mins
6 burgers


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix ground beef, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until evenly blended. Form beef mixture into 6 4-inch wide patties. Transfer patties to a large plate and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until patties are slightly firm, about 30 minutes.

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

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  • Cook beef patties on preheated grill until they are beginning to firm and are 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). Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over patties about a minute before they are done.

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

  • Spread peanut butter mixture over hamburger buns and top with beef patties, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon.

Cook's Note:

Maple syrup is added to Adams(R) peanut butter due to the brand's lack of sweetness. If you use another brand such as Jiffy, use less maple syrup and perform a taste test.

Nutrition Facts

670 calories; protein 39.6g; carbohydrates 35.3g; fat 42.8g; cholesterol 75.7mg; sodium 1090mg. Full Nutrition