We are finally moved in to our new house! Well technically we moved in 3 weeks ago, but I finally had a chance to move all my photography props and lights into our make shift studio. The natural lighting here is so amazing and I am excited to start working on recipes. We have so much more room here. At our last place (while we loved it) everything just felt so cramped and there was not much kitchen space. I am just so inspired here in the new space! Now lets talk about these pimento cheese burgers!
These burgers are the first recipe I photographed here! Perfectly soft onion rolls with a medium rare steak burger topped with melted cheddar and pimento cheese. The perfect side for me were these garlic sweet potato fries! We served ours with lots of dill pickles, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and crispy bacon.
After uploading these pictures I am absolutely craving another bite. We just bought a hot sauce called “the sauce”. It is so peppery and tart! I would love to tell you we did not go through a whole bottle in 2 weeks, but… we did. I highly recommend a side of hot sauce for these garlic fries.
Pimento Cheese Burgers
Recipe Type: Burger
Author: Kellie Rice
Serves: 2 big burgers
Pimento cheese burgers topped with lots of fresh ingredients!
Soft onion rolls
preformed burger patties (I prefer steak burgers)
1/2 cup of pimento cheese
8 pieces of thick cut bacon
dill pickle chips
2 sweet potatoes sliced into wedges
2 tbsp of garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 tsp of canola oil
preheat the oven to 400 degrees
place bacon on a cooking sheet and bake until crisp (about 10 minutes)
let drain on some papertowel
Lay the potatoes on another baking sheet and drizzle a little cooking oil on them
season liberally with salt and pepper then sprinkle the garlic powder
cook for 15 minutes then flip
then finish for another 15 minutes
heat a saute pan over medium high and add the oil
salt and pepper the burger patties and place them in the pan once hot
I like to cook my burgers for 3 minutes then flip, cook to an internal temp of 135 then let rest
top with cheddar slices
to build your burger put a little mayo and dill pickles on the bottom of the bun
I have been craving a plate of nachos lately. Unfortunately, Patrick is not a big fan of tortilla chips so I am always trying to come up with a new spin on nachos. Homemade nacho cheese is what makes this fantastic burger. Fresh garlic and jalapenos sauteed before adding in sharp cheddar and monteray jack.
The hardest part about making burgers on the stove top is not drying them out. To be honest I am usually so focused on flavor I forget about the cook time on the burgers. When I told Patrick what I was making he actually cringed a little clearly remembering my well done burgers from last time. Oops! This time I am focused! These came out a perfect medium rare which is so important since we are using a very lean cut of meat.
I used a blend of my favorite spices: smoked paprika, fresh cracked sea salt, white pepper, garlic and onion. Yes I definitely satisfied my nacho craving with these! Feel free to reduce the recipe. We ended up sharing one burger since they were so massive.
Nacho Cheese Burgers
Recipe Type: Burger, Dinner
Thin sirloin patties topped with home made nacho cheese.
For the burger:
1 pound of ground sirloin
1 tbsp cracked sea salt
1 tbsp white pepper
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tbsp of smoked paprika
1 tbsp fresh garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 buns (or 4 if you want singles)
For the cheese sauce:
1 cup of shredded cheese – cheddar and monteray jack
1 tbsp of corn starch
1 tbsp of fresh garlic
1 chopped jalapeno seeds and veins removed
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of chili powder
1 tbsp of butter
Whatever you decide
In a large mixing bowl mix together the sirloin, spices, and egg.
Form into thin uniform sized patties.
Preheat a skillet to medium heat.
Add the olive oil.
Cook the patties for about 3-5 minutes on each side depending on your temp preference.
For the cheese:
In a small sauce pan heat the butter.
Add the garlic and jalapenos.
In a bowl combined the cheese, spices and cornstarch.
Add to the sauce pan.
Make sure the heat is medium low.
Add in the milk 1/4 a cup at a time.
Sauce should be smooth.
In a frying pan fry 1/4 a pound of bacon.
Warm your buns and top with your favorite toppings!
So next time you are craving some nachos, but do not want to use tortilla chips try out my burger recipe!
I promise it is so worth it.
I added lots of hot sauce.
It was delicious!
If you try this recipe don’t forget to tag me! #kelliericecakes
Yesterday I defrosted some chicken with the intent of grilling some chicken and veggies for dinner. Then all day at work I kept thinking about my food processor. Yes. My food processor. Do you ever sit around running through the inventory of your refrigerator and pantry? I do. ALL THE TIME. Sometimes after a long day at work I just do not feel like going to the store. So I sit and think about what I can come up with at home. Then entered the food processor. And BOOM this garlic aioli was born. Creamy garlic mayo with cayenne pepper, honey, and lemon juice. This sauce is a perfect blend of tart sweet and spicy. I grilled some burgers and burger buns, caramelized onions and mushrooms, then topped everything with this aioli. Yesssss.
Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Burgers With Garlic Aioli
Recipe Type: Main Course, Burger
Caramelized onion and mushroom burgers with garlic aioli.
2 Beef patties
Sliced American cheese
1 cup of bella mushrooms
1 small yellow onion, sliced
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 sliced tomato
Spinach or lettuce
Large burger buns
1/4 cup of mayo (I like dukes the best for aioli)
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp honey
Preheat the grill
In a blender or food processor mix the mayo, juice from the lemon, cayenne pepper, garlic, and honey
Set to the side
For quick and easy nights I have my local grocery’s meat department form a few beef patties for me.
Grill the burgers to your preferred temperature (I like medium rare)
Add the cheese
In a sauce pan heat the butter, onions, and mushrooms
When the onions start to look translucent add the brown sugar
Lightly grill the burger buns, about 2 minutes
Add the burger to the bun and add a heaping spoonful of onions and mushrooms
Drizzle the aioli over the burger
Top with tomatoes and spinach (or lettuce)
Add the bun top and enjoy!
These burgers are super juicy and really pack a punch in the flavor department. As a side we had grilled squash, but I recommend onion rings if you aren’t calorie counting like us! These buns were some homemade buns I made a while back and froze. Potato buns would be a great alternative.
These pictures truly do not do these burgers justice, but when I was taking them the sun was almost gone and the delicious onion-y beef-y smell kept tickling my nose. You will understand when you make them 😉