Pimento Cheese Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger
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. See the recipe for Pimento Cheese Burger »André Baranowski

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.

Pimento Cheese Burger
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.
Yield: makes 4 Burgers

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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