Pimiento Cheeseburgers

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Make-Ahead: Pimiento cheese can be made up to 5 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.


4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated on small holes of box grater

2 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup mayonnaise, divided

1/4 cup drained jarred pimientos, finely chopped

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Four 5-oz. frozen beef burger patties

1 cup shredded green cabbage

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

1 tbs. buttermilk

4 hamburger buns, toasted


  1. In medium bowl, mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, 4 tsp. mayonnaise, pimientos, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper. Set pimiento cheese aside.
  2. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Season patties with salt and pepper. Grill frozen patties about 4 minutes. Turn patties over and grill about 4 minutes for medium-rare doneness. During last minute of cooking, place about 3 tbs. pimiento cheese over each patty and cover grill to melt cheese.
  4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss cabbage and onion with remaining mayonnaise and buttermilk. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Mound slaw on bun bottoms. Top with patties and bun tops and serve.
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