Pimiento Cheese-Bacon Burger

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup drained and finely diced roasted red peppers

12 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar, coarsely grated

12 ounces extra-sharp yellow Cheddar, coarsely grated

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (80/20 percent)

2 tablespoons canola oil

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

8 slices double-smoked bacon, cooked until crisp

4 slices Vidalia or other sweet onion, grilled

4 thin slices ripe beefsteak tomato

1 large dill pickle, thinly sliced

Romaine lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add the red peppers, white Cheddar and yellow Cheddar and gently fold until combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high for direct grilling. Divide the ground chuck into four equal portions, 6 ounces each. Form each portion into a 3/4-inch burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Brush both sides of the burgers with the oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on both sides and cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes each side for medium doneness. During the last minute of cooking, place a dollop of the cheese mixture on top of each burger and close the grill lid. Cook until the cheese has just melted, about 1 minute.
  3. Place the burgers on the buns and top with the bacon, onions, tomatoes, pickles and lettuce if desired.
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