Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Sweet Onion MarmaladeWrite a Review Read Reviews
- Yields: 6 Servings
- Cook time: 19 minutes
- Prep time: 8 minutes
- 6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese grated
- 2 ounces pepper jack cheese grated
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons pimentos diced
- ¾ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- 3 pounds ground beef
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter for the buns
- 6 hamburger buns
- 3 large, sweet onions cut into ½-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 ¼ teaspoons salt
- ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
- Combine the pimento cheese ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix and refrigerate until needed.
- Form 12 ground beef patties about 1/4 pounds each and 1/2-inch thick. Then, using the pimento cheese, form 2 ½ tablespoons into a round patty about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat until 6 pimento cheese patties are formed. Place each pimento cheese patty on top of 6 burger patties. Cap each of these with the other ground beef patties. Press the edges of the ground beef patties together to seal in the cheese. Refrigerate until needed.
- Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling using Kingsford® charcoal. Preheat to 400°F.
- Grill the onion slices over direct heat until they soften and brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the onions from the grill and dice.
- In a medium skillet, heat the oil and butter over direct heat. Add the diced onions, salt, pepper, and cook, stirring, until the onions become translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the brown sugar and simmer until the onions caramelize, about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and simmer until most of the liquid is gone, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the grill.
- Season the burger patties on both sides with salt and black pepper. Put the burgers over direct heat and cook, until the juices run clear, about 3½ minutes on each side.
- Lightly butter the cut sides of the burger buns and put them over direct heat with the grill lid open. Cook until lightly browned and toasted, about 30 seconds.
- Serve the burgers on the toasted buns with your favorite condiments.
- Credit: Recipe created by world champion pitmaster Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.