CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Nano Brew Cleveland's PB&J Burger (Serves 4)
1 pound ground beef
Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup bacon jam
1 cup arugula
4 burger buns
Form ground beef into four 4 oz. balls and flatten out to 1/4-inch thickness.
Season both sides of patties with salt and pepper.
Butter and toast buns on griddle or in a large skillet over med-high heat until golden brown.
Cook patties on grill or in a large skillet over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on desired level of doneness.
Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on each toasted bun lid. Repeat with 2 tablespoons of bacon jam over the peanut butter, then top with arugula.
Build the burger and enjoy!
Bacon Jam (Yields 1 3/4 cups)
1 pound bacon
1 white onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
Hot sauce, to taste
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from skillet and reserve.
Cook onions and garlic in remaining bacon fat until caramelized.
Deglaze skillet with apple cider vinegar and add remaining ingredients.
Bring ingredients to a simmer and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until all ingredients are evenly coated to a cough syrup-like consistency. To check this, dip a spoon in the mixture and drag your finger across the back of the spoon. If the line stays clean and does not break, move on to the next step.
Remove from heat and blend in a food processor until all ingredients are combine and the desired level of consistency is reached.