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The Ultimate Southern Burger

The Ultimate Southern Burger

Sink your teeth into this smokey southern burger topped with plenty of bacon, fried green tomatoes, and pimento cheese.

The Ultimate Southern Burger

Think of this hamburger as my house special, if you will. This is not strictly a recipe, 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 my Easy Pimiento Cheese plus a fair amount of smoked crispy bacon.

The Ultimate Southern Burger

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The Ultimate Southern Burger

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  • Author: Stacey M Doyle


  • Hamburger patties
  • Buns
  • Bacon
  • Fried green tomatoes (see the link above for the recipe)
  • Pimento cheese (see the link above for the recipe)


  1. 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.
  2. 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!


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.

  • Category: Main


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