When we first moved to Calgary many years ago, we often went to my husband’s Uncle Harry and Aunt Joan’s for dinners when family was in town.
I vividly remember one night Aunt Joan inviting us over for a family BBQ, “It’s nothing fancy,” she said. “We’re just having Guber Burgers.”
“Hmm…” I thought, that didn’t sound at all appetizing. Of course I didn’t realize that Goober burgers were simply Peanut Butter Burgers.
However, at the time, it definitely didn’t sound like something I’d want to put in my mouth. In my world, goober was a word that was not associated with dinner.
Guber means peanut; also known as the ground pea of the south, or as it is sometimes called, the gouber or pindar peanut. Yet, it’s also spelled goober, which by definition is a yokel; a bumpkin; a foolish or silly person. But it is also a gob of phlegm. And that’s what I knew a goober as when I was growing up. Goober was gob, also known as hork (eww!)
So when I finally understood that I was simply having a peanut butter burger, honestly, it was still tough to wrap my mind around eating food with the same name as gob.
Peanut Butter Burgers
And not being a huge lover of peanut butter to begin with, it was a particularly hard sell. I LOVED burgers, but I only liked peanut butter. It had its place on toast and in cookies, right? But tainting my burger with peanut butter was a pretty risky venture. What if I didn’t like it? Then my delicious burger would be a total write-off. But I guess I was feeling like living dangerously that day, so I went for it!
And WOW – it was amazing! Who knew that peanut butter could completely transform a burger into something so delicious!
I recently made my son a Guber burger and his reaction was exactly the same as mine the first time I had a Peanut Butter Burger, “WOW. That was amazing!” he said. And I quote, “So much better than I thought it would be. The peanut butter just gives it this incredible unexpected flavor!”
Peanut Butter BBQ Sauce
In fact, I loved the Guber burger so much that it inspired me to create this PB & J BBQ Sauce! It’s great for any meat or whatever you like to add BBQ sauce to. I have used it on chicken, pork, BBQ beef on a bun, kabobs, steak and burgers (as well as veggie burgers).
Father’s Day Burgers
So if you are looking for an easy and unique grilling recipe for a summer BBQ or a great Father’s Day dinner, then give this a try! And you may also like my Gourmet Sirloin Burger with beets if you’re looking for a burger that’s a little “fancier” !
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Guber Burger (Peanut Butter Burger)
- 4 beef burger patties, cooked * homemade or pre-made
- 4 hamburger buns
- ½ cup sharp cheddar, cheese, sliced * approximately
- 4 tbsp ketchup * you could substitute mayonnaise
- 8 lettuce leaves, washed and dried
- 4 pickles, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced in rounds
- 2 tomatoes * If you use a larger tomato, you may only need 1
- 6 tbsp peanut butter *add more (or less) to your liking
- Grill burger patties as per directions.
- Melt cheese on burgers, dividing evenly by all 4 burgers.
Assembly: (I recommend you build your burger in this order)
- On the bottom inside of each of the buns, add ketchup, then add the burger patties with melted cheese.
- Top with lettuce, then pickles, then onion, then add sliced tomatoes, dividing the ingredients evenly amongst all the burgers.
- Add 1.5 tbsp of peanut butter to the top inside of each of the buns.
- Add the top (peanut butter) side of the bun to the rest of the burger, serve and enjoy!
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This recipe is part of the The Country Cook Weekend Potluck!