How to prepare a Perfect Burger

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Cheese Options
    • 8 ounces blue cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 8 ounces Pimiento Cheese Spread
    • 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 hamburger buns

Prep Time

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min

Serving Options

 

Mix the ground beef, salt and pepper in a large bowl and form the mixture into 8 equal-size balls. Press a cube of desired cheese into the center of each ball and cover completely with meat. Form the balls into hamburger patties, about 1/4-inch thick. Grill burgers until desired doneness. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles as desired on a toasted bun.

 

Pimiento Cheese Spread

Place the drained pimientos in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Using an electric mixer, combine the pimientos and cheese, beating until smooth. Beat in the mayonnaise. Spread on slices of white sandwich bread while the mixture is room temperature. Trim the bread crusts and cut the sandwiches into triangles.