Love-Me-Tender Nut Burgers!

"Concocted by the First Class Nuts team for the ZWT3! "If You're Lonesome Tonight, stop in at our Heartbreak Hotel for a one-of-a-kind "Love-me-Tender Nut Burger" that we're sure Elvis himself would've danced in his Blue Suede Shoes for! Peanut Butter is the secret ingredient for our tender, juicy burger that's topped with all the best southern trimmin's! Including BBQ sauce, bacon, creamy coleslaw, and much, much more! Ya'll come down and see us now, ya hear?!""
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  • In large bowl, combine well the hamburger, peanut butter, garlic and finely chopped onion. *If you prefer, you can top your burgers with thinly sliced onion instead.
  • Shape into four patties. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Place on hot grill and grill til almost done, turning once, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Spread top of each burger with half of the bbq sauce and turn, top other side with remaining bbq sauce. Grill for 1 minute, turn burgers over, and top each with cheese.
  • Grill one minute longer or til cheese has started to melt.
  • During this time, toast buns if desired.
  • Place burgers on bottom buns.
  • Top with the rest of the ingredients in order divided evenly, breaking bacon slices in half and topping each with 2 half slices.
  • Spread inside of top buns with spicy mustard and place on top of slaw.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. This is a wonderful recipe. I LOVE peanut butter, including peanut butter and bacon sandwiches! However, I do agree with the reviewer who stated being careful, and advising not to surprise anyone with the "secret" ingredient. For some reason, people are developing more and more allergies, so sad. So, please be sure to warn your guests unless you know for sure.
  2. Please, please, please be careful. Peanut allergies are on the rise, especially in young kids. I know that hiding the peanut butter and making them guess the secret ingredient sounds like fun, but it would mean a minimum of a shot and emergency room visit for my peanut allergic daughter. I haven't tried this burger but I'm sure it's amazing and so I'm giving it a good review, but please, don't hide peanuts and peanut butter from people! There are just too many people allergic to it, and a reaction can often mean death. That doesn't sound like a fun surprise to me.
  3. I rated this based on the ingredients and other reviews, as I haven't made it yet. My one concern is that each burger is 1/2 pound! I am a Weight Watcher, and that equals 24 points (nearly all of my points for one day!) I would make them 1/4 pound burgers and be able to enjoy my meal.
  4. I am rating this one 4 stars. It was good hamburger was real juicy I cooked them in skillet on my stove top. The only thing I would do is cut back on the 1/4 cup of peanut butter. It was delicious and I love peanut butter but it was a little overwhelming for my taste. I will definitely make it again just back off peanut butter!
  5. I hate to ask,but has anybody tried crunchy peanut butter or added PB2 to the mix


  1. Cut back on peanut butter.


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