Peanut Butter Burgers with Bacon and Fried Plantains
by Lisa Lafontaine Bynum, from the August/September 2017 issue of Eat Drink Mississippi
8 strips of uncooked bacon
1 large ripe plantain, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch medallions
2 pounds ground beef, formed into patties
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Four hamburger buns
In a large skillet, fry bacon until it is crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan to drain on paper towels. Reserve the bacon grease.
Working in batches, fry the plantain medallions in the bacon grease until tender and golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and place on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
Season hamburger patties with salt and pepper. Grill or pan fry burgers to desired doneness. Toast buns if desired.
Place one patty on the bottom of each bun. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter over the top of each patty. Layer on the bacon and plantains. Top with remaining bun.