Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
Show: Trisha's Southern Kitchen | Episode: Graduation Picnic
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30 min
30 min
8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
Cheese Options: 
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 8 ounces Pimiento Cheese Spread, recipe follows 
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 4 hamburger buns 
Serving Options:
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Grilled sweet onions
  • Sliced pickles
Pimiento Cheese Spread:
  • Two 7-ounce jars canned, sliced pimientos, drained 
  • Three 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar, finely grated 
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
Cheese Stuffed Burgers


Serving Options:

Mix the ground beef, salt and pepper in a large bowl and form the mixture into 8 equal-size balls. Press a cube of desired cheese into the center of each ball and cover completely with meat. Form the balls into hamburger patties, about 1/4-inch thick. Grill burgers until desired doneness. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles as desired on a toasted bun.

Pimiento Cheese Spread:

Place the drained pimientos in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Using an electric mixer, combine the pimientos and cheese, beating until smooth. Beat in the mayonnaise.