Cheese-stuffed burgers are one of my favorite summertime meals already. So it was only natural to think of ways to take it to the next level. For this recipe, I decided to stuff the burgers with a homemade pimento cheese, which is really flavorful (and makes for an awesome dip with crackers while you’re waiting for the burgers to cook). The Red Oak plank infuses a delicious nutty smoke flavor that pairs well with beef.

Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 Red Oak Grilling Planks
  • Pimento Cheese
    • 2 cups Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, finely shredded
    • 2 cups Medium Cheddar Cheese, finely shredded
    • 1 Roasted Red Bell Pepper, finely diced (yes, from the jar is fine)
    • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
    • ½ tsp. Dijon Mustard
    • ¾ tsp. Smoked Paprika
    • ¼ tsp. Salt
    • Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup & Mustard

Chef's Tip

For even more flavorful burgers,
combine ground beef with
seasoning salt, pepper, bread crumbs
and fresh herbs (we like thyme and rosemary).


  1. Soak Red Oak planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  3. Combine pimento cheese ingredients. Set aside.
  4. Divide ground beef into 8 equal sections and turn into patties.
  5. Flatten patty and scoop 1-2 spoonfuls of Pimento cheese onto 4 of the 8 patties. Then take remaining burger patties and place over cheese. Close sides by gently pushing top patty down.
  6. Place burgers on planks and add to preheated grill.
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked and cheese is melted.
  8. When done, remove from grill and serve with your favorite burger toppings.
  9. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

Red Oak Grilling Planks