Pimento Cheeseburgers with Bacon Jam

Total: 45 mins, Yield: 4 A heavenly bacon cheeseburger. The pimento cheese & sweet Bacon Jam both melt into one dreamy, messy bite—this is not a burger for the faint of palate. 6 oz sharp cheddar, 1 o

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Tatianna

4/18/2022 1 min read

Pimento Cheeseburgers with Bacon Jam

Total: 45 mins, Yield: 4

A heavenly bacon cheeseburger. The pimento cheese and sweet Bacon Jam both melt into one dreamy, messy bite—this is not a burger for the faint of palate.

PIMENTO CHEESE:

  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1-ounce cream cheese (2 tablespoons), at room temperature

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup drained and chopped jarred pimientos

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)

  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

BURGERS:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck, preferably 20% fat

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 4 potato rolls, split and toasted

  • Sliced dill pickles and thinly sliced scallions, for serving

  • Bacon Jam

Directions:

  1. Make the pimento cheese. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

  2. Make the burgers. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties and season with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron skillet set on the grate of a preheated grill or on the stovetop, heat the oil. Cook the burgers over moderate heat until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook, covered, until browned and medium-rare, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a work surface and let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Place a burger on each roll bottom. Top with some of the pimento cheese, Bacon Jam, sliced pickles, and scallions. Close the burgers and serve.