So I wanted to share what is one tasty hamburger, completely southern throughout and rather “oh my, yum” all the way to that last bite, my Southern Burger special.
Think of this hamburger as the house special, if you will. This is not strictly a recipe as such , but more of a … “try this and you’ll be happy you did” kind of collaboration between two of my recent recipes, the Oven “Fried” Green Tomatoes and the Easy Pimiento Cheese plus a fair amount of smoked crispy bacon.
Here’s your chance to sink your chops into one mighty southern burger, and you have my permission to say y’all and yesiree too if you’re feelin’ ever so inclined.
Start with making your favorite hamburger patties. I usually make mine by adding a little (1 tsp) salt, (1/2 tsp) pepper and just a smidgen (about 1 Tbls to 4 lbs of meat) of liquid hickory smoke to a tasty cut of ground meat, my preference is ground chuck. Shape your’s to the size you want, grill that piece of meat and slap it on a toasted bun of your choice, my favorite are the brioche hamburger buns – so perfect for this mouth watering special.
After you’ve made your hamburgers then you will top it off with a couple of Oven “Fried” Green Tomatoes, a nice dollop of Easy Pimiento Cheese and some crispy smoked bacon which I like to make on the grill to give it a dialed-up smokey flavor. Serve with your favorite BBQ sides and enjoy!
These also make great sliders, shape hamburger patties to size then top with a single Oven “Fried” Green Tomato, Bacon and Pimiento Cheese. Nice.
Depending on appetites, I usually plan for 1/4 lb of meat per person (for smaller appetites) and 1/2 lb per person (for adult sized appetites). As for the seasoning quanities, I typically eyeball the recipe amounts. Just remember that it’s easier to add seasoning later than it is to remove, so don’t go overboard with the salt and pepper.