Nine-Year-Old Midtown Chef Creates Winning Jif Burger

Feeling good about your kitchen cred? Well step back and consider this: A 9-year-old kid in Midtown named Logan Guleff is probably a better cook than you, at least when it comes to inventive recipes using Jif natural peanut butter.


The young chef has just been named one of 10 finalists in Jif's “Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest,” beating out hundreds of other youngsters with his Chomp Burger and broccoli slaw, a tasty and healthy concoction using peanut butter, ground turkey, mushrooms, cayenne, and Yakisoba sauce, which, frankly, I don't even know what that is.


“It was a long, drawn-out process, but the judges were very impressed with Logan's creativity,” said spokeswoman Shae Sneed. “We all had tastings, and Logan's was very good.”


The contest's final five contestants will be selected based on online voting, so be sure to click here on the Jif sandwich contest and vote for Logan before February 1. Winners will travel to New York City for the final competition and a chance to win $25,000 in college scholarships.


Logan's recipe is below, or if you want to check out the charming guy, he will be making a round of local television appearances over the next two weeks. He'll be on Good Morning Memphis on Tuesday, WMC-TV Extra Credit on January 23, and WREG-TV on January 25.



- 1 lb ground white meat turkey

- 2 Tbsp. Jif® Natural Peanut Butter

- 2 Tbsp. Yakisoba sauce

- 2 diced white mushrooms

- 1 small stalk of celery

- 1/4 white onion diced

- Salt pepper shake of each

- 1 shake cayenne pepper

- 1 clove diced garlic

- Cornstarch and chopped diced roasted salted peanuts to coat the burger


BROCCOLI SLAW Makes (1-2 cups)

- 1 Tbsp. Jif Peanut Butter

- 1 Tbsp. Yakisoba sauce (we used Otafuka)

- 1 Tsp. sesame seeds

- 1 Tsp. honey

- 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise

- 1 small shake cayenne pepper

- 1 small shake of cinnamon

- Sliced apple

- Whole wheat bun



Combine burger ingredients and mix well. Take the patty and gently coat in corn starch and chopped diced roasted peanuts. Pan cook in a tiny bit of olive oil. Combine sauce ingredients and coat broccoli slaw. Leave a bit of sauce for on top of the burger. Toast whole wheat bun. Add hot burger, broccoli slaw, and a bit of peanut sauce. Slice apple like a tomato and add to the burger. Serve and enjoy. Jif natural is the best!

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