The Ultimate Southern Style Burger offers a unique Southern twist to a classic hamburger and incorporates all things Southern, including melted savory pimento cheese, yummy fried green tomatoes, crispy and oh so crunchy onion rings, and tangy sweet and savory tomato jam.
1-1/2cups*Kay's Southern Pimento Cheese Spread*See link for recipe in notes and substitution note.
4slices*Easy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes***See link for recipe in notes and substitution note.
1/2cupprepared Tomato Jam
2cups*Southern Style Crispy Onion Rings**See link for recipe in notes and substitution note.
Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and with your hands, form each portion into a patty about 3/4 inches thick. Make a deep depression with your thumb in the middle. (This will keep the patty from puffing up when it cooks.)
Season the patties on both sides with kosher salt and pepper.
If grilling the hamburger patties, preheat your grill to high and oil the grates. Grill the burgers for about 3 minutes on the first side, flip them over and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until they are cooked throughout. Top with 1/4 cup of pimento cheese during the last minute of cooking and allow it to melt. Remove the burgers from the grill and keep warm until you are ready to assemble.
If cooking the burgers inside, use a cast iron skillet and preheat over medium-high heat. Add the oil and when it is hot, add the patties. Cook the burgers for about 3 minutes on the first side, flip them over and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until they are cooked throughout. During the last minute of cooking top the burgers with 1/4 cup of pimento cheese, place a lid on the pan and let the cheese melt. Remove the burgers from the pan and keep warm until you are ready to assemble.
If desired, toast your buns on the grill or under the broiler.
To assemble the burgers, spread one tablespoon tomato jam on the bottom bun. Add lettuce and top with the burger and melted pimento cheese. Add a slice of fried green tomato, a handful of onion rings and top with another tablespoon of tomato jam. Add the top bun and serve immediately.