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Cheesy Southern Pimento Cheese Burgers

  • Author: Roz
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For The Pimento Cheese spread

  • 11/2 cups finely grated, extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese (Boar’s Head Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar is our favorite)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s is preferred in this area)
  • (note: although we love Miracle Whip, this recipe needs a simple, pure mayo and not a salad dressing such as M.W. that is gloriously spiced)
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped/diced jarred pimentos, drained

The following are options to add to the cheese spread according to your taste preferences

  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. diced onion
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/8 cayenne pepper, to taste

For the Burgers

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 pound ground chuck

Sprinkle the following to your taste preferences

  • Sea salt or kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Mrs. Dash Grilling Seasoning for Steak
  • Accent
  • Nature’s Seasons
  • Large hamburger buns (Kaiser rolls work well)


Prepare the Pimento Cheese spread

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, either by hand or in a food processor.
  2. Place in the refrigerator to chill and allow the flavors to blend well until ready to use.

Prepare the Burgers

  1. Form the burger patties and press a nice ‘well’ on top of each where you put the pimento cheese.
  2. With a large spoon or tablespoon put a nice sized dollop of pimento cheese in each well on top of the meat patties.
  3. Pull the sides of the ground meat up and around the cheese as best as possible, sort of like the sides of a bowl.
  4. Form another thin meat patty and place it on top.
  5. With your fingers, tightly seal the two layers of meat patties so that the cheese will stay contained within when grilled.
  6. Sprinkle the burgers with your favorite seasons (mine are listed above) and plenty of salt.
  7. Grill for at least 5 minutes on each side.
  8. These big boys need to cook through due to their size!

Garnish options

  1. Lettuce leaves
  2. Sliced tomatoes
  3. Sliced onions
  4. Cooked thick-sliced bacon
  5. Mayonnaise
  6. Mustard
  7. Ketchup

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