Updated: Apr 17, 2021
March 1, 2021 is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! Ah, peanut butter. One day is not enough to recognize peanut butter. The goober has been paired, blended and added with many tasty results!
Peanut Butter Slang
The slang term for peanut butter in World War II was “monkey butter.”
A monkey visited the lab at Kellogg’s one day and dipped his banana in a jar of peanut butter, and he’s been ape over the combination ever since. Actually, banana slices with peanut butter sandwiched between them and dipped in chocolate make a terrific snack. Peanut butter and bananas was a combination even fit for a king. Elvis Presley loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich or two.
However, we all know the PB&J, PB and Banana and more. Here's a simple recipe that includes Peanut Butter in a unique way. But first...
Fun Peanut Butter Facts:
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
C.H. Sumner first sold peanut butter in the United States at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis. He sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was introduced to America in 1928.
The oldest operating manufacturer and seller of peanut butter has been selling peanut butter since 1898.
Mr. Ed TV’s used peanut butter as a secret ingredient to get a horse talking.
Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day.
Peanut Butter in Food
Over the years, Peanut Butter has been paired with many different food combinations. Bananas, chocolate, Shrimp, Cayenne, marshmallows, fudge, and many more. To celebrate March 1, fall in love with a new combination.
1 pound Ground Beef
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2-1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons grape jelly
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 medium flour tortillas (8 to 10-inch diameter), warmed
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings, if necessary. Return beef to skillet; season with pepper.
Cook’s Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Stir in green onions, peanut butter, jelly, and soy sauce; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until peanut butter and jelly are melted.
Spoon beef mixture evenly onto tortillas; sprinkle with peanuts. Roll up.
All ingredients are at all Morton Williams. Shop in store or order online for delivery! Enjoy!