Cheesy Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burgers
May 08, 2021
"Here these burgers are stuffed with a delicious homemade horseradish pimento cheese, making for juicy and fantastic tasting burgers!"
- Serving Size: 1 (645.7 g)
- Calories 1248.4
- Total Fat - 79 g
- Saturated Fat - 31.8 g
- Cholesterol - 392.2 mg
- Sodium - 1582.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 13.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
- Sugars - 7 g
- Protein - 115.3 g
- Calcium - 470.8 mg
- Iron - 12.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 55.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.9 mg
Homemade Horseradish Pimento Cheese filling
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl. Thoroughly work together with a spatula. Reserve.
Preheat the grill for direct grilling over a hot fire, about 500°F.
Divide the ground beef into 12 equal parts weighing ¼ pound each. Form into balls, but try not to over-work the beef. (This is important to achieving a desirable burger texture.) Working on a non-stick sheet pan, form the balls into thin patties that are 1 inch larger in diameter than the rolls. Place 2 tablespoons of pimento cheese filling in the center of each of 6 patties. Spread to within ½ inch of the edge of each of these 6 patties (not any closer to the edge). Take a plain patty and place it on top of one of the patties with filling. Seal it well around the perimeter by pressing with your fingers, then reshape the edge to a more square profile all around (maintaining a finished patty diameter that is 1 inch larger than the rolls). Repeat with the remaining 5 burgers. Brush the burgers on both sides with olive oil and season liberally with the fine sea salt. Reserve.
Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the inside of the pretzel buns and season with fine sea salt. Toast lightly on the grill. Remove from the grill, brush a very small amount of olive oil on the outside top of each bun and sprinkle on a little flaky sea salt (being careful not to overdue with the salt). Reserve.
Grill the burgers over the hot fire. Patience is key as you wait for the first side to cook, about 4-5 minutes. Flip the burgers and continue cooking to an internal temperature of 160°F.
Assemble each burger by placing 3 lettuce leaves on the bottom bun, add a slice of tomato, top with a stuffed burger patty, followed by a couple rings of onion and the top bun.
NOTE: You may top it with a slice of cheese, such as cheddar, American or even pepper jack, it's all up to you.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.