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Pimiento-Cheese Burgers


The classic Southern mix of cheese, mayo, and pimientos brightens a basic burger.

  • Servings: 8

Photography: JOHNNY MILER

Source: Everyday Food, June 2012


  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 cups finely shredded Colby or cheddar (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (80 percent lean), formed into 8 thin patties
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Toppings, such as mustard, onion, and tomato (optional)


  1. Stir together pimientos, cheese, mayonnaise, and chives. (To store, cover and refrigerate, up to 2 days.)

  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Season patties with salt and pepper. Grill 4 minutes per side for medium; during last minute of cooking, top each burger with 3 tablespoons pimiento cheese and cover grill. Serve burgers on buns with desired toppings.

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  • MS10834725
    5 SEP, 2013
    Tried this and had to make again and again. The second time didn't have chives but guess what?.....delicious anyways! My husband LOVES this burger and that says a lot because he is picky about his burgs.