Peanut Butter Burgers (Goober Burger Sliders)

Peanut Butter Burgers are a surprisingly delicious food combo. They’re called Goober Burgers and they’re amazing! If you’ve never had a burger topped with peanut butter, then you’re in for a real treat with these mini sliders.

burger sliders topped with peanut butter

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Peanut Butter Burgers

A burger topped with peanut butter? Yes, you read that right! These Goober Burger Sliders will show you how good this crazy flavor combo can be!

When it comes to burgers, the last thing you’re probably going to think to top them with is peanut butter. But trust me, you’re going to want to try this!

Peanut Butter Burgers are a classic in Missouri, and they are not to be missed. It might seem like a strange flavor combination, but the peanut butter adds so much creaminess to the burger. When you bit in, it has just a hint of salty sweetness that really makes them amazing.

I wanted to make this classic into mini sliders for some fun party food, but you could try them as regular-sized burgers too. The Goober/Guber Burger will live on!

Make sure you try these mini peanut butter burger sliders for a super fun and delicious meal!

photos of the Wheel Inn in Sedalia, MO from

photos of the Wheel Inn in Sedalia, MO from

Goober Burgers at the Wheel Inn

Growing up in Kansas City, everyone knew about the Wheel Inn and its famous “guber-burger”. The Wheel Inn was in Sedalia, a short drive from KC, and they had the most amazing burgers topped with peanut butter! I remember going there as a kid and LOVING it.

Goober is another word for peanut, hence the name. 

The Wheel Inn was a small drive-in burger joint that was a diamond in the rough and a community favorite. It was open for more than 60 years before closing recently.

Who invented the Peanut Butter Burger?

Missouri may sound boring to some, but it’s the home of the Goober Burger! We are very proud of our heritage…

The Peanut Butter Burger was invented in my home state, and I think the world needs to taste this recipe to see why we love it so much. I turned them into little mini burger sliders so they’re easier to eat at parties or on game day. So much fun!

burgers topped with peanut butter, goober burgers from the wheel inn in Sedalia Missouri. these are AMAZING!

Stove Top Sliders

We cooked these mini peanut butter burgers on the stove top. You can check our recipe for the perfect stovetop burgers for more info on how to make the burger patty, then come back here for details on assembling them.

It’s such an easy way to prepare a burger. Right before you’re ready to take them off the stove, add a scoop of creamy peanut butter on top, let it melt down, and then you’re done. Flavor explosion awaits!

mini peanut butter burgers

Mini Peanut Butter Burgers

I’m not sure how to convince you that burger plus peanut butter equals an amazing flavor combination; you’ll just have to trust me and try it for yourself! Pat was a major skeptic (he grew up in STL, after all), but once he tasted these Mini Goober Burgers, he LOVED them. “Oh, these really ARE good…really!”. It’s hard to get any food emotion out of him, but I could tell this one was a winner.

goober burger sliders

What to Serve with Burger Sliders

We served these mini peanut butter burgers with Shoestring Potato Fries and WOW. They’re the perfect pairing for this slider recipe. Skinny, crispy, flavorful little fries with one of the tastiest burger recipes.

Here are a few more side dish options for burgers

sliders topped with peanut butter, lettuce, and tomato

mini goober burgers

I hope you give these little sliders a chance. I promise they’re not as weird as they sound. The flavors just work, trust me you’ll see. I think you’ll love them just as much as we do. Top them off with tomatoes, lettuce, and onion to make it exactly like the Wheel Inn did.

Learn how to make amazing burgers with our guide to the Best Burger Recipes!

mini peanut butter burgers lined up

guber burger sliders

I’m so sad to hear about the Wheel Inn closing, but hopefully we can carry on their culinary memory by making these Mini Goober Burgers and enjoying them for years to come. Don’t let this Midwestern burger tradition disappear!

See the recipe card for details on how to make Peanut Butter Burger Sliders. Enjoy!


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