Pimento Cheeseburgers with Roasted Potatoes

Pimento Cheeseburgers

with Roasted Potatoes

30 MIN
2 Servings
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    We’re elevating the classic cheeseburger by topping our juicy beef patties with a spin on pimento cheese—a beloved Southern spread that at its simplest, features a combo of grated cheese, mayonnaise, and pickled peppers.
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    Pimento Cheeseburgers with Roasted Potatoes
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    • 10 oz Ground Beef
    • 2 Potato Buns
    • ¾ lb Golden Potatoes
    • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
    • ½ oz Sweet Piquante Peppers
    • 2 oz White Cheddar Cheese
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    Prepare & roast the potatoes
    1 Prepare & roast the potatoes

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Wash and dry the potatoes; halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. Stir to thoroughly coat. Transfer to the sheet pan and arrange in an even layer. Roast 17 to 19 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Form & cook the patties
    2 Form & cook the patties

    Meanwhile, peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Place the beef and garlic paste in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. Loosely cover with foil to keep warm.

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Meanwhile, grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Finely chop the peppers. Halve the buns

    Make the pimento cheese
    4 Make the pimento cheese

    In a medium bowl, combine the grated cheese, chopped peppers, mayonnaise, and remaining spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Toast the buns & serve your dish
    5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

    Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the pan of reserved fond. Toast on medium-high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, cooked patties, and pimento cheese. Serve the burgers with the roasted potatoes. Enjoy!

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    Prepare & roast the potatoes
    1 Prepare & roast the potatoes

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Wash and dry the potatoes; halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. Stir to thoroughly coat. Transfer to the sheet pan and arrange in an even layer. Roast 17 to 19 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    2 Form & cook the patties

    Meanwhile, peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Place the beef and garlic paste in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. Loosely cover with foil to keep warm.

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

    Form & cook the patties
    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Meanwhile, grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Finely chop the peppers. Halve the buns

    4 Make the pimento cheese

    In a medium bowl, combine the grated cheese, chopped peppers, mayonnaise, and remaining spice blend; season with salt and pepper. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Make the pimento cheese
    Toast the buns & serve your dish
    5 Toast the buns & serve your dish

    Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the pan of reserved fond. Toast on medium-high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, cooked patties, and pimento cheese. Serve the burgers with the roasted potatoes. Enjoy!

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