Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese Burgers

1 pound lean ground beef, divided into four equal patties
Salt and pepper to taste
4 strips of cooked bacon
4 tablespoons Leigh Oliver’s Smoked Gouda Green Chile Pimento Cheese
4 hamburger buns
Lettuce, tomatoes, red onion

Remove hamburger meat and pimento cheese from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking. Sprinkle hamburger patties with salt and pepper to taste. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side or until medium, flipping only once. Remove grease from pan. Add buns to skillet, and warm until just toasted. Spread pimento cheese onto warm patties or buns, and assemble burgers with bacon and your choice of toppings.

Serves 4.