Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spicy Peanut Butter Jalapeno Sliders


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A few weeks ago we went to dinner with some friends where they proceeded to tell us about their recent burger expedition: the PB &J burger. And they ate it two days in a row because of the cravings. I was intrigued by how an elementary PB&J could become such a sweet and savory adult dish. But wonder no more because I have created my own version. I wasn't bold enough to put the jelly on it just yet, but the peanut butter is a good start. It's really not as weird as it sounds. I promise. After the first bite, I waited for my boyfriend's reaction, and it went surprisingly well! While these may not be a weekly dinner staple, I will definitely be serving these up again soon!

Spicy Peanut Butter Jalapeño Sliders
Makes 5 sliders

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 slider-sized pretzel buns, halved
  • 5 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 10 slices, bacon, cooked and halved
  • 5 slices pepper jack cheese (optional)
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

First we will make some caramelized onions. Heat the olive oil over medium heat and add in the sliced onions. Cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are soft. Set aside until ready to assemble the burgers.

In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, sriracha, salt, and pepper. Form into 5 slider-sized patties and heat the grill or grill pan over high heat. Cook on each side for 2 minutes for medium. Cook longer for well done.

Once you flip the sliders over to the second side, add a slice of cheese to each slider if you prefer. Also, add the halved pretzel buns and cook until warned through and they have good grill marks. 

To serve, place a tablespoon of peanut butter on the bottom of each bun. Top with the burger, then some caramelized onions, 2 bacon halves, and some jalapeño sliced. Top with the other half of the bun and serve hot.


 These would also pair well with some candied jalapeños for added sweetness!

2 comments:

  1. oh the first time I visit your page I'm rewarded with finding a rendition on our beloved PBJ&S burgers! Wahoo!!!

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    1. Thanks for checkin out the blog! xoxo

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