Spicy Pimento Cheese Burger

July 17, 2013

Having just moved back to the South, I’ve been reintroduced to the wonders of pimento cheese. Here it is even more amazing on a burger, courtesy of NibbleMeThis.

Pimento cheese burger by NibbleMeThis

Summer has arrived!  I think summer should always start on a Friday.  Don’t you?

To kick off the season, I wanted to grill burgers.  Pimento cheese burgers have been quite popular for the past few years and I have made them a few times.  Tonight I added a fire roasted jalapeno for a spicier version.

Instead of one big 6 oz patty,  these burgers use a stack of thin burger patties with layers of bacon and spicy pimento cheese.

 

Spicy Pimento Cheese Burger

by www.nibblemethis.com

Ingredients (3 burgers)

 

For the pimento cheese

  • 4 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 4 oz monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 fire roasted jalapeno, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp diced green onion
  • 1/4 tsp BBQ rub
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper

For the burgers

  • 1.2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp dried onion
  • 1/8 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 3 burger buns
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked
  • lettuce

Instructions

1. Make the spicy pimento cheese: Mix all of the ingredients together, making sure it is well combined. Keep refrigerated.

2. Preheat a charcoal grill to 450f.

3. Mix the beef with the salt, pepper, garlic, and onion. Divide into 6 even balls (3 oz each) and form into thin patties.

4. Grill the burgers until done, about 3 minutes per side.

5. Toast buns.

6. Top each bottom bun with lettuce, a burger, 2 slices bacon, another burger, and the spicy pimento cheese.

For more about how to fire roast chiles, here is my Grilling 101:  Fire Roasted Chiles.

fire roasted jalapeno pepper

Homemade pimento cheese with fire roasted jalapeno

I like my pimento with texture.  If you like extra creamy, add cream cheese.

This is the set up I like to use for my chimney starter.  A steam pan, an old grill rack, and the chimney.

This is the set up I like to use for my chimney starter.  A steam pan, an old grill rack, and the chimney.  It all stores in the steam pan when done. 

organic hormone free beef

Antibiotic free, hormone free.

Kingsford Hickory Smokehouse briquets for extra flavor

I added a few Kingsford Hickory Smokehouse briquets for extra flavor.  They are compressed wood that you toss on already lit coals for a burst of hickory or mesquite while grilling.

burgers on the grill ready for pimento cheese

There is just something “right” about grilling burgers on a late summer afternoon.

pimento cheeseburger with bacon

I’ve always just done a very basic pimento cheese but the addition of the roasted jalapeno gave these burgers a zip.   This recipe makes more pimento than you will probably need.   I am going to use mine to stuff a few bacon wrapped jalapenos on the smoker.

Source: NibbleMeThis.com

 

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