EVERYDAY FOOD: How to Upgrade Your Burger with Pimiento Cheese
Tired of the same old cheeseburger? Take your Memorial Day BBQ to the next level with this easy upgrade of Southern-style pimento cheese, a delicious mix of cheese, mayonnaise, and pimento to top your burger.
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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