Pimento Cheese Burger

  • Serves

    makes 4 Burgers


Pimento cheese is a popular burger topping in and around Columbia, South Carolina. The cheese gives so much flavor to the burger that you won't need ketchup.


  • 4 oz. grated sharp yellow cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. diced pimentos
  • 1 tbsp. grated onion
  • 12 tsp. worcestershire
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 12 lb. ground beef, formed into 4 medium-size patties
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Iceberg lettuce, for garnish
  • 4 slices tomato, for garnish


Step 1

In a bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, grated onion, and worcestershire; season with salt and pepper. Set pimento cheese aside.

Step 2

Season patties with salt and pepper. Prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire or heat a gas grill to medium-high (or heat a tablespoon of canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat). Grill burgers, flipping once, until cooked to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium rare. Spread 2 tbsp. pimento cheese over each burger; cover and let melt. Serve burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato.

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