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Southern Pimento Cheese Burger Recipe

Topped with a southern favorite, Pimento Cheese, these burgers are over the top. A basic ground beef burger gets a flavor explosion when topped with a mixture of cheddar cheese, mayo, cream cheese, and pimentos.

Pimiento Cheese Burger

It’s insanely creamy and oozing with cheese to the point that the entire burger gets completely covered in a blanket of cheesy goodness.

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To make them, you start with a simple homemade beef patty made from ground chuck, some Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Grill them until nearly done and then top with enough pimento cheese to make a serious mess.

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This is a need a whole stack of napkins kind of burger. And maybe a few wet wipes too.

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I’ve just added lettuce to keep it simple, but bacon and onion would also be delicious. Serve with some Buttermilk Coleslaw and Root Beer Baked Beans for an amazing southern cookout.

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Leftover pimento cheese can be used to make sandwiches or as a dip for corn chips or fritos. Or try one of these recipes: Pimento Cheese Pizza, Pimento Cheese Omelet, or Pimiento Cheese Spirals.

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Pimiento Cheese Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger

A Southern-style burger topped with extra creamy and cheesy pimento cheese.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes
TOTAL: 27 minutes


  • 6 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, may not need whole jar, drained well
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1.25 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 4 burger buns, toasted if desired


  • To make pimento cheese, combine cheeses, mayonnaise, cream cheese, pimentos, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and mix together well using a wooden spoon. Note: I use about 3/4 of the jar of pimentos, but you can use the whole jar if desired. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Gently work the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into the ground chuck. Shape into 4 or 5 patties, depending on how large you want them. Make a depression in the center of each patty. They will cook flatter and become less dome-shaped.
  • Grill burgers on a grill or grill pan for about 4-6 minutes per side. About a minute or two short of ccoking time, top each burger with about 1/4 cup of pimento cheese to give it time to melt.
  • To serve, place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom of a bun and top with burger.


Calories: 858kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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18 thoughts on “Southern Pimento Cheese Burger Recipe”

  1. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I never thought to put pimiento cheese on a burger, but now I’m wondering why was I so silly?! OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD BE DELICIOUS, AS YOUR PHOTOS SHOW! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Oh wow, this is the ultimate looking burger! I love that melty cheese oozy down – the photos are incredible Christin! Wish I could reach through the screen and grab a bite ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Christin, this burger looks unbelievable. That melted gooey cheese is just beautiful. I can see a whole bunch of napkins being used with this one ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I don’t think I’ve ever had pimento cheese…but I think that needs to change. It must be a southern thing cuz my brother owns a hamburger restaurant in Atlanta and he sells fried pimento cheese balls. I wanna visit so badly because they sound amazing. And so does this burger!!

  5. Judit @WineDineDaily

    Oh my Christin, your tasty Burger is the pinnacle of Burgers! Could eat it right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    These pictures are AMAZING! I wish I could reach thru my screen and grab this burger for a bite. Just look at all that yummy melty cheese!

  7. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I am all about burgers that require lots of napkins! That means they are worth the mess! When I moved to the South I tried pimento cheese dip at a party and have been obsessed ever since! What a great idea melting it on a burger!

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a fabulous burger recipe! Absolutely love that you used pimento cheese on these guys, looks so delicious!

  9. Oh my, this is not the pimento cheese sandwich of my youth, This burger is a thing of beauty, Love the idea of pimento cheese dripping down the sides of the burger, deliciious!!

  10. This is one of my wife’s favorite. We started doing this back when she would buy pimento cheese from Winn Dixie. Winn Dixie has been gone for nearly 20 years now so we make our own now! Your burger looks wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

    We also to do pimento cheese on our fried green tomatoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. How to Philosophize with Cake

    Now that looks rich! Love pimento cheese, really is a wonder of the south. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Definitely a southern treasure and I’m surprised it hasn’t become more popular other places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron

    That pimento cheese oozing everywhere looks absolutely stunning! I wouldn’t mind the messiness at all! ๐Ÿ˜›

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