Pimento Cheeseburger

These Pimento Cheese Burgers bring the addictively creamy, mildly sweet heat of Pimento Cheese to the top of a juicy burger! Amped up with a special ingredient, you will want these burgers to be a part of all your summer gatherings!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Total Servings: 4


For the Pimento Cheese:
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
  • 6 ounces cream cheese 
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 4 ounce jar pimento peppers, drained and chopped 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 
  • Salt, to taste
For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning 
  • Fresh black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • Pat of butter (optional)
To Serve:

  • Sliced tomato
  • Leaf lettuce 
  • Sliced red onion


  1. In a stand mixer or a bowl, combine the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, Old Bay Seasoning, and Tobasco. Blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Season with salt to taste. 
  2. In another bowl, gently combine the ground beef, Old Bay, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, divide the burger meat into four equal sized patties. Press your finger into the center of each patty so there's an indent. This will keep your burgers from doming in the center when cooked. 
  3. Heat a grill or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. If you're using a cast iron skillet, add a pat of butter and let it melt. Grill or fry the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping only once, or until you reach an internal temp of 160 degrees for medium burgers. Add big scoops of the pimento cheese to the top of the burgers and cover for the last two minutes of cooking time to allow the cheese to melt. 
  4. Meanwhile, butter the sandwich buns and grill them alongside the burgers for about a minute. Serve burgers with slices of lettuce, red onion, tomato, and more pimento cheese if desired.