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Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burger

Elizabeth Heiskell shares a pimento cheese-and-bacon burger recipe
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Chef notes

Pimento cheese is dangerously delicious, and when you add it to a bacon burger, it's a killer cookout recipe. 


  • 2 pounds beef brisket (ask your butcher to grind it for you)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 recipe pimento cheese (recipe follows)
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 strips cooked bacon
  • Sweet bread and butter pickles (optional)
Pimento cheese
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces roasted red peppers, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Make pimento cheese: Mix all ingredients together. Set aside. 

Make burgers: Heat a gas grill to medium heat.

Mix Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and Worcestershire into the ground brisket meat. Form the meat into 6 patties and season with salt and pepper.

Grill patties on each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove burgers to a platter and let them rest for 5 minutes.

Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese on burger. Top with bacon and pickles and place on buns.