Saturday, August 4, 2012

pimiento-cheese burgers... 15 minutes

the goods:

1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 pounds ground beef chuck (80% lean), formed into 8 thin patties
8 hamburger buns
toppings such as mustard, tomato, and lettuce

Stir together pimientos, cheese, mayonnaise, and chives.
Heat grill to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Season patties with salt and pepper. Grill 4 minutes per side for medium; during last minute of cooking, top each burger with 3 tablespoons pimiento cheese and cover grill.
Serve burgers on buns with desired toppings. 

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