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Pimento Cheese and Candied Bacon Burgers

Servings 4


  • Parchment paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 lb Mousetrap pimento cheese
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck, shaped into 1/4" patties
  • 4 buns
  • 2 tbsp cracked pepper
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 8 pieces bacon


How to make candied bacon:

  • Preheat the oven to about 330 degrees.
  • Put the bacon in a bowl and season them with pepper. Toss the bacon and pepper with about 1/3 cup of light brown sugar.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Make sure there is a single layer. If there is any sugar left over, sprinkle it over the bacon.
  • Place another layer of foil or parchment paper on top, and then place another baking sheet on top to flatten the bacon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then check on it. If it isn't golden brown or a little crispy, cook again for another 10 minutes. Check it again. Repeat if necessary. I ended up cooking the bacon for about 40 minutes. Just something to remember: the bacon will still cook a little even after it has been removed from the oven.

How to make the burgers:

  • Grill burgers to desired temperature, adding a generous layer of pimento cheese to the top after they are done.
  • Add finished candied bacon and serve immediately.
    Recipe by @fabulousinfayette