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Pimento Cheese Burger by Magnolia Days

Pimento Cheese Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger with bacon and classic toppings inside a butter bun. It's a stack of sublime southern deliciousness.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


For the pimento cheese:

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese see note
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar chopped pimentos 4 ounces, drained

For the burgers:

  • 20 ounces ground beef round or chuck
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups leaf or romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4 slices sweet onion
  • 4 slices cooked thick sliced bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns butter buns recommended, toasted


For the pimento cheese:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a knife blade, process cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic powder, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Add the shredded cheeses and pimentos and pulse to combine. Do not over-process.
  3. Transfer pimento cheese to a bowl and stir if needed to combine ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. You will have extra pimento cheese leftover. Keep it chilled and use it to make sandwiches, serve it with crackers or celery, or stuff in mini bell peppers or other peppers.

For the burgers:

  1. Shape beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 13 - 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 - 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Place lettuce, tomato, onion, and burger on bottom half of bun, top with bacon and 2 tablespoons pimento cheese. Close sandwich with top of bun.

Recipe Notes

Do not use pre-shredded cheese for any of the shredded cheeses.

Time stated does not include time for chilling pimento cheese (minimum 1 hour).