KGB Bacon Pimento Cheeseburger

  • 20min
    prep time
  • 45min
    total time
  • 6-8

Behold, king of the cheeseburgers. This secret D Bar recipe starts with a Kobe beef patty and adds spicy pimento spread made with two kinds of Tillamook Cheese, all topped with a bacon-cheese waffle crown.

“Maybe it’s silly to want to try and make a cheeseburger better but that was my goal. I started by switching to Kobe beef instead of a traditional ground sirloin or chuck. Then I thought why just a bun-what about a savory cheesy waffle instead! I love cheese as much as anybody and it doesn’t really need fixin’ but then I thought about how to step up the traditional slice of cheese and my thoughts turned to my time in Mississippi. I always loved pimento cheese spread but thought it would be better with better cheese, jalapeno and with bacon inside. In this recipe, I left out the actual jalapeno and opted for Tillamook’s Hot Habanero Jack to get the splash of heat this burger needs. Put it all together and you get the KGB on the D Bar Secret Menu.” – Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Desserts

Let's Make This Recipe!

  • Kobe Burger Mix
  • 2 ½ lbs ground Kobe beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 oz pasteurized egg yolks
  • Kobe Mix
  • Step 1

    Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

  • Step 2

    Form into patties appropriate for your bread selection. Remember, Kobe really cooks down so go bigger than normal. We use 2 oz balls for our Kobe sliders and they end up half the size.

  • Pimento Cheese Spread
  • Step 1

    Whip together diced pimento with cream cheese. Add natural sour cream, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise, and blend well.

  • Step 2

    Add shredded Hot Habanero Jack and Medium Cheddar Cheese. Add chopped bacon, if desired. Taste for seasoning then chill completely.

    Tip To make your own flavor of shredded cheese. Stack up slices of cheese, cut down the middle, re-stack then repeat one more time. Use a cheese grater to shred.
  • Cheesy Waffle
  • Step 1

    Combine all dry ingredients in mixer bowl with paddle. On low speed add eggs, buttermilk, and butter and mix until well combined. Add cheeses, bacon, chives, and sea salt. Mix just until combined.

    Tip When using your mixer, use the whisk to add air, but stick to the paddle if you are just mixing ingredients.
  • Step 2

    Pour batter into waffle iron and grill according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Assemble
  • Step 1

    Start with warm waffle and smear with some pimento spread. Spread pimento-cheese mixture on the other waffle, top it off with the Kobe patty and more pimento-cheese mixture.

  • Step 2

    Melt in broiler for a few minutes. Top off with caramelized onions, bacon strips, lettuce, tomato, and close with the top waffle. Slice in half - use toothpicks or bamboo skewers to hold together.

  • Step 3

    Fill plate with roasted garlic parmesan fries.

Recipe By

Keegan Gerhard

Opened in 2008 by Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey, D Bar is a favorite getaway for those who love dessert, food, wine, and lively conversation. By day, D Bar is a tasty pastry shop and café, and by night becomes a dessert and wine bar with an abundance of culinary delights!

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