The Best Southern Style Burger

The Best Southern Style Burger with Bacon, Pimento Cheese, and Fried Green Tomatoes. Perfectly seasoned pan-fried burger topped with bacon, pimento cheese, and a gluten-free fried green tomato.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Southern Burger, Southern Style Burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 668 kcal


  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free pimento cheese , I used Italian Rose Pimento and Cheese Spread
  • 4 gluten-free fried green tomatoes ,my recipe is linked above
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon , gluten-free
  • 4 slices lettuce
  • 4 Schär Ciabatta Rolls
US Customary - Metric


  1. First, make the gluten-free fried green tomatoes. You can get the recipe HERE. Keep warm on a baking sheet in a 200º F oven. You will only need to make one to two fried green tomato depending on the size of your tomatoes.  My recipe calls for three tomatoes and I always make them all because I like to have extras to eat. 

  2. In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper and onion powder.

  3. Form patties to the size of your hand. Sprinkle them on both sides with the seasoning mix. Use your thumb to make an indent in the center of the burger patties to help to keep them from shrinking too much. 

  4. In a large pan, I like to use a cast iron pan, add a little bit of oil or gluten-free cooking spray and cook the patties and bacon together until they are fully cooked.

  5. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a towel-lined plate.

  6. Spoon the pimento cheese on top of the burgers and allow to slightly melt. 

  7. Slice the Schär Ciabatta Rolls in half. Assemble the burgers by adding the lettuce, then the pimento cheese covered burger, then fried green tomato, and lastly the bacon and top of the bun. 

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"

Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Schär. The opinions are my own. 

Nutrition Facts
The Best Southern Style Burger
Amount Per Serving (4 burgers)
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1607mg 67%
Potassium 546mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 20.2%
Vitamin C 36.6%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.