The Goober burger has been around for decades and adored by millions. That’s probably why I had decided to feature it at one of my restaurants during national burger month. Peanut butter, mayo and American cheese are the classic toppings for this old favorite but, it becomes so much more when you add the rest.
For The Salsa:
1/4 yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 bunch cilantro, rough chopped
1 jalapeno, stem removed
3 red Thai chilis, stems removed
1 small orange habanero, stem removed
1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 – 28 oz can diced petite tomatoes
1/4 c water
Salt and white pepper to taste
1 lb 80/20 ground beef
Salt and pepper
4 bakery hamburger rolls
Nonstick cooking spray
12 slices yellow American cheese
1 c mayonnaise
1 c creamy peanut butter
8 slices thick cut bacon
4 lg eggs
Start off by making the salsa. Transfer all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the salsa reaches your desired consistency. Pour into jars and refrigerate until ready to use.
Divide the beef into 1/4 lb balls and form into patties. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate, cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour, just long enough for them to set up. About 10 minutes before you remove the patties from the refrigerator, heat your flat top or nonstick pan over medium high heat. Spray each cut side of your buns and toast for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Go ahead and grill up your burgers using the same cooking method. Turn heat to high or about 400 degrees. Allow to cook on both sides until cooked through or cooked to your desired temp. Once your burgers are done, top each patty with 3 slices of cheese and cover with a hood or lid. This will allow the cheese to melt and become gooey good.
During this time, you can fry up your bacon and transfer to paper towels. You can use the pan with bacon grease to fry up the eggs. I mean, let’s be real, this is not the healthiest burger in the world but, if you aren’t comfortable with that idea, you can always fry up your eggs in olive oil.
Once the eggs are all fried up, you can bring it all together. Spread 1/4 c mayo on the top and bottom bun for each burger. Add the patties and follow it up with 1 fried egg each, 2 slices of bacon per burger and 1/4 c salsa. Finish it off with 1/4 c peanut butter per burger and there you have it. Goober in the morning.