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Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!

Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!

I bet you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I hated hamburgers until a few years ago. I know you’ve all read our most popular recipe, Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole, one of our quick and easy dinner ideas that is perfect for picky eaters, which I was as a kid.  But Cade has changed me so when New York Bakery® Texas Toast challenged us to use their Texas Toast for a grilling recipe I wanted to try something familiar while Cade pushed for something new and different.

 Can You Cook Texas Toast in a Toaster?

Texas toast slices are cut too thick for a regular electric toaster, but you can grill, broil, oven-toast or pan-fry it.

The bread slices for Texas toast are usually spread with butter or garlic butter before being cooked — another reason using an electric toaster is not an option.

I actually really loved New York Bakery Texas Toast as a kid. It is the ultimate garlicky toast to serve with dinner, and that goodness is something even the pickiest of eaters cannot resist. I was so stinking excited to figure this one out. I wanted to go grilled Italian sandwich when Cade brought up a Southern Burger.

A southern burger needs two things, gooey pimento cheese and fat Texas toast.

Now that’s a good idea! Cade was right, a combination of my love of Texas Toast as a kid and his southern roots was a perfect marriage. Cade suggested we go for a southern cheese so clearly it had to be pimento cheese. We learned years ago that it’s not about picking one over the other, our best recipes come from letting both people have a say so that’s what we did. Now, on to the recipe!

Did you know you can grill FROZEN New York Bakery Texas Toast?! It’s so easy, just remove it from packaging and place it right on the grill, turn it on and cook until grill marks appear. If you think you love that crisp on the outside and squishy soft on the inside Texas Toast just wait until you grill it. Grilling really brings out that garlic and oh my goodness it becomes better than ever!

Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!

The burger needs our special meat blend from our post on 2 Secrets for the BEST hamburger. The pimento cheese spread is going to provide all the flavor we need so just salt and pepper on the burger itself. So, once you get the burger meat shaped go ahead and make your spread while the meat rests.

Place the burgers on the grill and cook until desired temperature, flipping halfway through. The last few minutes place the bread on the grill and watch for those grill marks!

The pimento cheese should totally be added after the first flip so it can get melty. We went back and forth on putting it on the bun but loved how it melted all over the hot burger. We quickly realized we need lettuce on the bottom bread or the juices made it soggy. Top it with that gorgeous grilled bread and dig in!!!

read more: Love burgers? Then you need to make our favorite Hamburger Sauce soon!

Can You Eat Southern Pimento Cheeseburger the Next Day?

They are still edible the next day, as long as you refrigerated it.

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Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!

Southern Pimento Cheeseburger

4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!


For the Pimento

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces diced pimentos
  • A dash of Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • For the Pimento
  • Place cream cheese and mayonnaise into a large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Add cheddar cheese.
  • Mix till combined, then add pimentos.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and tabasco.
  • Rub the grill with an oil soaked paper towel.
  • Pat the burger meat out and sprinkle with salt and pepper on each side.
  • Place on a grill heated to high heat and turn down to medium heat.
  • Grill on each side until desired temperature, about 4-5 minutes for medium.
  • After the first flip of the burger, add the pimento, and place the bread on the grill, and close the lid to finish cooking.
  • Turn the bread once and then remove everything from the grill.
  • Place a little lettuce on one piece of bread, next the burger and close it up with another piece of Texas Toast.


left overs can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Southern Pimento Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 578 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 719mg31%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Every year we bring the best burger of the summer. This year is a Southern Pimento Cheeseburger on Texas Toast!


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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I like grilling Portobello Mushrooms and zucchini.

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  • I like grilling hamburgers smothered in BBQ sauce

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  • We love to grill chicken. But all the different flavor combinations that my husband can think of. He’s the grillmaster!

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  • A grilled NY strip with grilled marinated shrimp

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  • Looks like I accidentally commented about these on the previous post…Oops!! These sound so light and delicious!

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  • Mini burgers. The kids love em’!

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  • My favorite thing to grill is steak kabobs.

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  • Burgers.

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  • This looks delicious. I’m from the south and am sorry to say I’ve never tried pimento cheese!

    My favorite thing to grill is chicken.

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  • Hey girl- This looks so yummy! so creative! I love grilled hamburgers!! So tasty!

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  • I love to grill chicken breasts marinated with Italian dressing and teriyaki sauce.

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