Pimento Cheese Burgers

Pimento Cheese Burgers are for cheese lovers! This style of burger is popular in the South, so if you haven’t tried a burger this way, you are missing out on one flavorful burger.

Burgers topped with pimento cheese spread.

Pimento Cheese Burgers are a great take on the much-loved cheeseburger. Pimento Cheese Burgers are popular in the Carolina’s but that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t enjoy one!

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread is Best

You could use your favorite Pimento Cheese Spread for this recipe. I like to make mine fresh because this way I know the cheese I am putting into the cheese spread and I know exactly how that cheese will melt. Some brands of pimento cheese spreads do not melt as well as others. I also like to add a touch of smoked paprika to the cheese spread. This gives the pimento cheese a nice smokey flavor.

three pimento cheese burgers on a wood platter

Burgers: to Grill or to make on the stove?

This recipe will work either on the grill or on the stovetop. For me, the decision often depends on the weather outside. I am lucky I have a gas grill so I can pop burgers on the grill most of the year. You should prepare these burgers on what works best for you!

What type of ground beef should you use?

Many authorities in burger-making suggest that ground chuck which has a ratio of 80% lean meat to fat is the best to make burgers. This ratio has just the right amount of fat to make burger juicy, but not too much to make it greasy.

Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Or use homemade burger seasoning for additional flavor.

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Burgers with Pimento Cheese Spread.

Burgers topped with pimento cheese spread.

Pimento Cheese Burgers

These flavorful burgers are topped with a smokey pimento cheese spread. Either grilled or cooked on the stovetop, these burgers are sure to be a hit.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Burgers, Pimento Cheese Burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 708kcal

Ingredients

Pimento Cheese Spread

  • 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimentos
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Burger Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 teaspoons butter for buns

Instructions

Pimento Cheese Spread

  • Prepare the pimento cheese by combining the shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, Cayenne pepper, and paprika together in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Set to the side while you make the burger. 

Burger Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the ground chuck, salt, and pepper. Divide the meat into 4 portions. Shape each portion into a disk about 1 inch thick, press a small dimple into the middle of the pattie. This dimple will help keep your burgers from shrinking when cooking. 
  • Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of butter to the pan and toast the buns on the pan. The average skillet will allow you to heat up 2 buns (2 tops and 2 bottoms), at one time. Repeat this process until all buns are toasted. 
  • Turn the heat up to medium high, place the burger patties onto the skillet. Cook the burgers for 3 to 5 minutes on the first side. The burgers will be ready to flip when you start to see the patty brown on the underside. Flip the patties, and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes on the other side. 

Building the burger

  • To build the burger, place the burger patties onto the bottom buns, top the burger patty with one or two tablespoons of the pimento cheese, and then top with the top bun. 

Nutrition

Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Angelina

    5 stars
    I love this. We’ve been making Pimento Cheese Burgers for a long time. Our Italian families have roots down south, so we have many yummy ‘tried & true’ southern recipes that we enjoy. Our recipe for Pimento Cheese has a few more ingredients than yours, but I’m sure yours is also very tasty. Hey, did you ever make a “Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich”? Just use 2 slices of a healthy whole grain bread (we like to use Whole Grain Oatmeal Bread) then smear Pimento Cheese Spread (very generously) between the two slices of bread. Lightly butter the outside of both slices of bread, and place on a frying pan until the first side is nicely browned. Flip the sandwich over, and brown on the second side. ENJOY!

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