Pimento Cheeseburger

Pimento cheese is a popular burger topping in many parts of America. The cheese gives so much flavor to the burger that you won't need ketchup.

Ingredients:

4 oz. grated sharp yellow 
cheddar cheese


3 tbsp. mayonnaise


1 tbsp. diced pimentos


1 tbsp. grated onion


1⁄2 tsp. worcestershire


Kosher salt and freshly ground 
black pepper, to taste 


1 1⁄2 lbs. ground beef, 
formed into 4 medium-size patties


4 hamburger buns, toasted


Iceberg lettuce, for garnish


4 slices tomato, for garnish


Preparation:

1. In a bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, grated onion, and worcestershire; season with salt and pepper. Set pimento cheese aside.
2. Season patties with salt and pepper. Prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire or heat a gas grill to medium-high (or heat a tablespoon of canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat). Grill burgers, flipping once, until cooked to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium rare. Spread 2 tbsp. pimento cheese over each burger; cover and let melt. Serve burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato.


MAKES 4 BURGERS