Pimento Cheese Burgers with Fried Green Tomatoes

So one of the many gifts we received for our wedding was a burger press. You place part of the meat on one side and whatever you want to put in the middle, then the another part of the meat on the other side, press and voila!! It’s truly a must-have kitchen staple. It’s available at Williams Sonoma and you could also probably find something similar at Bed Bath and Beyond.

But seriously… go get it!

Heat up your grill (or have your husband do it like me 🙂  ) To get started, take your meat and combine the worcestershire and seasonings in a bowl. Take your meat press, and place a portion of the meat on one side of the press then take the same amount and press on the other side of the press. Take a spoonful of pimento cheese and place in the middle of one side. Then press the two sides together and slide the burger out. If you don’t have a burger press, make a patty with your hands, then add the pimento cheese on top of the burger once it’s cooked.

When the grill is ready place your burgers on the grill and cook to desired wellness.

While the burgers are on the grill, take your green tomatoes and cut thick slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Take a baggie and mix the flours and seasonings. Place a tomato slice and close the baggie, mix well to coat all sides. Repeat until all of the slices are done. Take a skillet with olive oil and turn on med-high heat. Take your tomatoes and cook on the skillet until golden brown on both sides, about 5-10 minutes. Spray with additional olive oil in between batches.

Take your toasted bun and place your lettuce, then burger, then fried green tomatoes. If you don’t have the burger press, add your cheese in between the burger and tomatoes. For a healthier dish, serve with a side salad.

One of the best burgers I’ve had!! The pimento cheese and the fried green tomatoes go perfectly together!! And you don’t need any condiments!

These Southern style burgers will not disappoint!

What you’ll need:
For the burgers:
4 burger buns
4 burger patties, about 1/3 lb each
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp each of garlic salt, dried minced onion, and cajun
salt and pepper
a spoonful of pimento cheese with jalapenos for each burger
a burger press, if available.
For the fried green tomatoes:
1-2 green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 in thick
2 tbsp flour
2tbsp cornmeal
salt and pepper
olive oil

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