I’ve been wanting to recreate PB&J burgers and make them paleo for quite some time now! My obsession with this sweet & salty burger began when I went on a cross-country road trip this summer. On the way home, we stopped at this amazing bar & grill in Laramie, WY, and my life was forever changed. Anyone remember that picture of pad thai fries I posted? THE GREATEST LIL THINGS I’VE EVER EATEN. SWEAR.
Following those epic fries, I had a pretty damn good burger as well. It was topped with peanut butter, jelly, banana, and bacon (I of course omitted the cheese that was supposed to be on it). This burger stayed in my mind for the following weeks when I went to Omaha and went to Tap House (aka the greatest burger joint…if you ever find yourself in Omaha, it’s a must). Here I found a PB&J burger on the menu again! Who knew they were so common? I of course ordered it and devoured and vowed to myself that I would most definitely recreate a recipe and share it on the blog because good food deserves to be shared.
So here we are.
“PB”&J Burgers + Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
serves: 4 prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 30 minutes
For the burgers:
- 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
- 2 teaspoons seasoning blend of choice (I used Flavor God Everything, but just salt & pepper works too!)
- 1/4 cup jam (any flavor…here’s my recipe, but store bought works too)
- 1/4 cup almond butter or sunbutter
- 1 banana, sliced
- 8 slices of bacon
- 8 lettuce leaves for buns, optional
For the sweet potato fries:
- 4 sweet potatoes
- salt & pepper, to taste
- ∼1/4 cup coconut oil, avocado oil, lard, bacon fat, or melted ghee
- Cut the ends off of the sweet potatoes then cut into fries. Place them in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let them soak for 30 minutes while you prepare the burgers.
- While the fries are soaking, preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Also heat up a skillet, pan, or grill to medium high heat to cook the bacon and burgers on.
- Combine the ground beef with the seasoning blend and split into four patties. Cook the bacon then cook the burgers in the same pan in the leftover fat.
- When the fries are done soaking, drain the water out of the bowl and toss them with oil, salt, and pepper. Lay them evenly on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 25-35 minutes, flipping halfway between.
- When the fries, bacon, and burgers are all cooked, you are ready to assemble. Place a lettuce leaf (if using) on a plate then top with a burger, ∼1 tablespoon each of jam on almond butter, 4 banana slices, and two pieces of bacon. Top with another lettuce leaf, and add fries as a side. Enjoy!