Southern Pimento Cheese Burger by Harold Cohen - Ultimate Burger

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by KateL

Entered for safe-keeping. Entered for safe-keeping. This was submitted by Harold Cohen to the Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network. The pimento cheese has also been saved as Southern Pimento Cheese from Harold Cohen's Ultimate Burger, and the slaw was saved as Honey Slaw from Harold Cohen's Ultimate Burger

Top Review by Miss Fannie

DH said that this was the best hamburger ever. We enjoyed the different textures and flavors of the pimento cheese, bacon, slaw, and chips. The sweetness of the slaw was delightful. We will have our burgers like this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Cheddar and Jack cheeses, mayonnaise, cream cheese, pimento peppers, pickle juice, horseradish sauce, and mustard; mix until well combined.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey, and cabbage; mix until well combined.
  6. Heat a 12-inch nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until the bacon is crispy, about 5 minutes, flipping once. Drain on paper towels. Pour off almost all of the bacon fat from the pan, leaving a very thin layer.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (for toasting buns).
  9. Combine the beef, country ham, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties to fit the buns. Make an indentation in the middle of the top of each pattie to ensure even cooking.
  10. Using the same grill pan as before, cook the hamburgers over medium-high heat for 3 minutes per side or until cooked medium rare.
  11. Meanwhile, place buns on a rack in the oven. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, place the plates that the burgers will be served on in the oven to heat.
  13. Spread a generous amount of Pimento Cheese on the cut sides of the buns.
  14. On each bun bottom (on top of the Pimento Cheese), place a thin layer of Honey Slaw.
  15. Top the slaw with a burger patty, 2 slices of bacon, and crushed potato chips.
  16. Add the bun tops.
  17. Place the completed hamburgers on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in the oven for 1 minute.
  18. Serve burgers on warm plates.

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