Cheese Spread

  • 6 oz. shredded x-sharp cheddar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz. diced pimentos, drained with liquid reserved
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix all cheese spread ingredients together. Add pimento liquid as needed to give it a spread consistency. Set aside until serving the burgers.*

Burger Sauce (Can be made ahead – refrigerate until ready to use).

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • Blend together and set aside until serving the burgers.*


  • 1 ½ lb. chopped chuck
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


Combine chopped chuck and seasonings. Form into 4 patties. Press an indentation in the middle of each patty.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook burgers until almost done (internal temperature – 150°F). Top each burger with a large dollop of pimento cheese spread during the last few minutes of cooking (burger reaches an internal temperature of 160°F).

To serve: Spread the burger sauce on the bottom half of a burger bun. Top with your favorite toppings like tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles. Top with burger and enjoy!