All good sandwich begins like this, bread and peanut butter. This one is different though, the circular patch of peanut butter is ready to accompany a meaty counterpart. Pork or turkey are my favorite burgers for this recipe, but beef, chicken or tofu would be excellent too. Top it off with caramelized bananas and you’ve got a feast fit for a king – THE king. Elvis would be proud. How good is this burger? Check out the picture below and let me know if your glands don’t salivate.
1 lb lean ground pork or turkey or 4 veggie burgers
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 ripe bananas
1T heart-healthy butter
2t brown sugar
8 slices thick sandwich bread (gluten-free, if need be)
bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion (optional)
1. Preheat a pan on medium heat. Cut bananas in half and slice lengthwise. Add the butter to the pan to coat it. Place bananas, flat side down, in the pan and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Stir the bananas to get the remaining brown sugar and butter in the pan, and let cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until bananas are caramelized on both sides.
2. Form 4 patties from the ground meat, season with salt and pepper. Grill until well done or cook in a pan on medium heat, covered, for 2-3 minutes per side.
3. Spread 1T of peanut butter on a slice of bread, toasted first if preferred. Place burger on top, pile on 2 slices of banana and any additional toppings. Top with remaining slice of bread and consume. Yea, after one bite you’ll be all shook up.
I am entering this manly meal into the June Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free! Event hosted by Carol at Simply…Gluten Free.