Divide and cook the ground chuck into 4 burger patties. Click HERE for how to cook burgers on the stove. (or HERE for grilling, and HERE for broiling in the oven)
When the burgers are almost done, remove from the heat.
Top with ¼ cup pimento cheese spread and place the lid on the pan. Leave the lid on the pan 1 minute or until the cheese is heated through and melting.
Place the burgers on the buns, add the toppings/condiments and serve.
Flip your burgers once! Do not flip your burgers until a brown crust has formed, then flip once, this allows for an even and perfect crisp texture without overcooking the insides.
You can use a meat thermometer to make sure you burgers are done. The USDA recommends cooking ground beef until it reaches an internal temperature of 160˚F for safety reasons. Some people like it more rare but if you have young kids and elderly around you may want to keep to the safety guidelines.
A soft bun is perfect for burgers, they don't leave you with a mouthful of bread and mold themselves around the ingredients for the perfect bite every time.
Keep things simple! By all means you can go crazy with toppings, but the best burgers are often the simplest, allowing the star of the show - the patty - to shine. A bit of crunch from lettuce and some classic condiments are just the ticket to keep it simple and delicious!