From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is the other recipe I found while looking for something new and easy to share with you on the holiday weekend. Few, if any of you, have time today for complicated recipes or major changes to your holiday menu, but I thought those of you who planned to grill hamburgers might find this burger topping simple enough to add to your menu at the last minute. The directions are so specific that I don't have to add anything to them. I know those of you who try the pimento cheese topping will like it. It makes a plain burger something really special. Here is how it's made.
Pimento Cheese Burger Topping...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Damaris Phillips
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise (not light)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces diced pimentos
Salt and pepper to taste
Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce into a large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add cheddar cheese. Mix till combined, then add pimentos (add them last so they don’t get too beat up). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook's Note: Feel free to substitute another type of cheese in for additional flavor. For example, substitute 2 ounces of blue cheese in for 2 ounces of the cheddar cheese. If you'd like to add some heat to the pimento cheese add a jalapeno or other pepper to your mix.
Basic Grilled Hamburgers
1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound ground chuck
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 recipe Pimento Cheese (see recipe above)
6 hamburger buns
Build charcoal fire or preheat gas grill for direct cooking. Mix ground sirloin and chuck together gently with salt and pepper. Form into 6 patties. Press indentation in center of each patty. Brush with olive oil. Place directly over medium heat (about 400 degrees F); grill 10 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through. Remove from grill. Top with a tablespoonful of Pimento Cheese. Serve on buns.
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