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A close up of a row of pimento cheeseburgers on a narrow serving tray.

Pimento Cheeseburger with Fried Jalapenos

Can we talk about these burgers for a minute? Each one is a half pound of beef, seasoned to perfection, smothered with my favorite creamy pimento cheese, and then topped with spicy, tangy fried jalapeno peppers. Hello, perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, grilling recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 1169kcal


 For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened

For the fried jalapenos:

  • 1/2 cup jarred pickled sliced jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon juice from jar of jalapenos
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying

For topping the burgers:


  • To make the burgers, use your fingers to gently knead the Worcestershire sauce and the seasonings into the ground beef.
  • Lightly pat into two large patties. Use your thumb to make an indention in the center of each patty. This will help your burgers keep their shape while cooking.
  • Cook on a hot grill for 5 minutes per side or until nearly cooked to the temperature you prefer. About 2 minutes before burgers will be done, top each burger with 1/4 cup of pimento cheese. Continue cooking until the cheese is beginning to melt and the burgers are done to your liking. Remove from grill and set aside.
  • While burgers are cooking, make the fried jalapenos. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, jalapeno juice, and salt.
  • Stir in the jalapeno slices to coat.
  • Fry the battered jalapenos in 2 inches of hot oil until golden brown, flipping halfway through, about 1 minute per side. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Top each bun with a tablespoon of the butter and grill for 1 minute per side or until lightly toasted.
  • Spread mayo on the bottom of each bun. Top with a burger and fried jalapeno slices. Serve immediately.


Calories: 1169kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 4609mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2615IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 487mg | Iron: 8.7mg