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down home pimento cheese sliders

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Donna Bardocz
Howell, MI

My mother said that every Southern "born and raised" person knows how tasty a soft piece of Sunbeam bread slathered with a nice layer of yummy pimento cheese tastes! This recipe was concocted as a tribute and special surprise to my wonderful mother who grew up in the South (North Carolina) and just loves pimento cheese. I know that you’ll agree once you take just one bite. They are simply wonderful!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If the South had a slider, these pimento cheese sliders would be it. The hamburger patty is filled with flavor and has a surprise of melted pimento cheese in the middle. Grilling the buns adds a little something to the overall texture and flavor. A dollop of pimento cheese on top as a condiment slightly melts. Super hearty, these sliders are a great game-day snack. If you have any cheese spread left over, it's delicious on its own in a sandwich as well!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For down home pimento cheese sliders

  • 1-1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz
    pimentos, chopped fine (well drained if using jarred)
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 -2 lb
    85% lean ground beef (chuck)
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    A1 steak sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    Montreal steak seasoning (25% less sodium)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 12
    pre-baked small square or round dinner or slider rolls

How To Make down home pimento cheese sliders

Test Kitchen Tips
We grilled the buns once the patties came off the grill. We used an indoor grill, but these sliders can also be made in a skillet.
  • Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cayenne pepper, pimentos, and salad dressing in a bowl.
    Make Pimento Cheese: Mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cayenne pepper, pimentos, and salad dressing (or mayo) in a bowl until combined. Stick this mixture into your refrigerated (if you can) while you are making up the slider patties.
  • Beef, Worcestershire, A1 steak sauce, and seasoning in a bowl.
    Make patties: Combine beef, Worcestershire, A1 steak sauce, sea salt, Montreal steak seasoning, and ground pepper in a large bowl. Gently knead until well combined.
  • Beef shaped into 24 patties.
    Divide the meat into 24 small thin patties.
  • A dollop of pimento cheese on a hamburger patty.
    To stuff the patties, drop approximately a teaspoonful of the pimento cheese and place it smack dab in the middle of the 12 prepared hamburger halves.
  • Sealing pimento cheese inside the hamburger patty.
    Pull up the sides of the burger to make a cheese pocket that will help to keep the yummy cheese from getting out. Take the other burger halves and cover the burger making sure to completely encompass the pimento cheese. You will have some cheese left over to use as a finish for your sliders.
  • Cooking the hamburger patties.
    To cook the sliders, place burgers onto a well heated grill (indoors or out) and cook until desired doneness (well-done is 170 degrees).
  • Toasting the hamburger buns.
    Toast the slider rolls or buns while the sliders are cooking. If using dinner rolls, cut in half to make a top and bottom for your burger. Place on a baking pan and broil until they are nice and golden brown. Watch them closely as you don't want them to burn.
  • Hamburger patty on the toasted bun with a dollop of pimento cheese on top.
    To assemble the slider, place the pattie on top of the bottom halves of the toasted dinner rolls. Add a rounded small scoop of the leftover pimento cheese spread on top of the patty (a small cookie scoop works great).
  • Sandwich covered in foil to melt the cheese.
    Place the top bun on and cover with foil. Let them rest for 5 minutes and watch them disappear!