Hot Mamba Burger
Do you like peanut butter on your burger? How about with a little kick? Big Spoon Roasters delivers even bigger flavor with their handcrafted nut butters, and their spicy-and-subtly-sweet Hot Mamba Peanut Butter had us scheming. Pick up a jar the next time you’ve got burgers on the menu and it’ll be sure to spice things up in your condiment rotation. Find it in Aisle 2, next to its other delicious neighbors.
1 lb. ground beef (or pre-formed burgers)
Steak seasoning (optional)
1 package hamburger buns (brioche works best)
Sharp cheddar cheese (or American)
Hot Mamba Peanut Butter
We made our burgers on a stovetop in a cast-iron skillet and our instructions will reflect that. If you have access to a grill, feel free to use that to cook your burger.
Put your cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat to get it ready for your burgers.
While your skillet is getting hot, season and portion out your burger meat. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper to your preference, along with any other seasonings you desire.
We made ¼ lb burgers and weighed them out using a kitchen scale, but you can do it by eye as well. Form your burgers and using your thumb, put a little dent in the center. This will help them cook evenly.
On medium heat, add your burgers to your cast iron skillet, as many as you can fit without crowding the pan.
Once most of the juices in the burger rise to the top, they’re ready to flip. Cook them as-needed for your desired done-ness. I recommend checking them with a meat thermometer to make sure they’re ready before pulling them off the skillet. Repeat this until all your burgers are cooked.
Right after you take them off the skillet, add a slice of your chosen cheese. You can put them in the pan with the heat off, covered, to help melt the cheese.
Add a blob of Hot Mamba Peanut Butter to your liking. I recommend about a tablespoon or 2 spread on top of the cheese to get a balanced flavor.
Assemble your burger with slices of tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise as desired. I recommend lightly toasting your burger buns before adding mayonnaise.
Serve and eat immediately. Enjoy!