Pimiento Cheese Burger

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 burgers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Pimiento Cheese:
  • 4 cups grated Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup jarred pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce, as needed, optional
  • Burgers:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for the buns
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 sesame seed buns
  • 8 slices crispy cooked bacon
  • Bibb lettuce, for topping
  • Pickles slices, for topping
  • Hot sauce, for serving, optional
Directions
  • For the pimiento cheese: Put the Cheddar, mayonnaise, pimientos, relish, onion powder, salt, pepper and hot sauce if using in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

  • For the burgers: Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over high heat.

  • Mix the beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl and form the mixture into 4 patties. Cook the patties on the hot griddle to the desired doneness. Butter the insides of the buns and season with salt. Toast on the griddle to golden brown.

  • Smear the insides of the buns with a thick layer of the pimiento cheese. Top with the crispy bacon, a burger patty, a piece of Bibb lettuce and some pickles. Add a few dashes of hot sauce if desired.


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