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Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 16 mins
Chill Time time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Purchase pimiento cheese from your favorite deli, or make your own. This recipe is easy to increase for a crowd. Just prepare one recipe at a time to ensure the seasonings are correct.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups prepared pimiento cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hamburger buns
  • Toppings: tomato slices, red onion slices, lettuce leaves, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup

How to Make It

  1. Combine ground beef and pepper in a large bowl until blended. (Do not overwork meat mixture.) Shape mixture into 8 (4-inch) patties; spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp. pimiento cheese in center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining 4 patties; pressing edges to seal. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with salt.

  2. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink. Serve on buns with desired toppings and remaining pimiento cheese.