Recipe - PimientoJuicyLucy

Pimiento Juicy Lucy

This Southern twist on the classic Minnesota burger starts with a toasted Pretzilla Burger Bun topped with a pimiento cheese stuffed burger. Cool Carolina-style red slaw and candied applewood smoked bacon top off this amazing burger.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes 30 minutes inactive cooking
  • Serves: 4 Burgers

Ingredients

    Carolina Red Slaw:

  • 1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 2¼ tsp. Ketchup
  • 1½ tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1½ tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Finely Shredded Green Cabbage
  • Pimiento Cheese Spread:

  • 1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Diced Pimientos
  • 1½ Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Candied Bacon:

  • 8 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • Burgers:

  • 4 each Pretzilla Burger Buns
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Preparation

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    CAROLINA RED SLAW:

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    Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, sugar, hot sauce, kosher salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

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    Add shredded cabbage and gently toss. Set aside in refrigerator.

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    Preheat oven to 350°F.

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    PIMIENTO CHEESE SPREAD:

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    Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, pimiento, mayonnaise and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Set aside in refrigerator.

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    CANDIED BACON:

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    Arrange bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and evenly sprinkle brown sugar on each slice. Bake 5-7 min or until caramelized and crisp.

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    BURGERS:

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    Divide and form ground beef into eight 4-ounce patties ¼-inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.

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    Place 2 tablespoons Cheese Spread in center of four patties and top with remaining patties. Pinch around the edges to seal.

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    Cut Pretzilla Burger Buns in half horizontally and place cut side up on a baking sheet. Place in oven 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted.

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    Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

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    Add stuffed burger patties and cook 5-6 minutes per side or until medium or desired doneness.

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    Place burger on the toasted bun and top with 2 slices bacon and Carolina Slaw. Close sandwich and serve.

Chef's Tip

Try this recipe using ground turkey stuffed with Brie cheese and diced apples!

https://www.pretzilla.com/recipes/pimiento-juicy-lucy/

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