Introduction: Pimento Cheese Spread
Hello people! Here's a family favorite it's great for snacking on crackers, on bread for a pimento cheese sandwich, goes great on a hamburger the sky's the limit for this great spread. This recipe initially has a mild kick but can be amped up with a little extra cayenne according to your own tastes.
Step 1: Pimento Cheese Spread
OK let's go over the ingredients ( keep in mind this is a simple recipe so the better the ingredients the better the taste)
1. 8oz shredded extra-sharp cheddar
2. approx. 4oz pepper jack cheese (shredded)
3. 1pkg philly cream cheese (softened)
4. 1/4 tsp onion powder
5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
6. 4oz jar diced pimentos
7. 1/3 cup mayo
8. pinch (+) cayenne powder
In a mixing bowl add your cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, mayo and pinch of cayenne using a blender mix well. Give it a little taste you can decide here if you want to add a little more cayenne or not just don't forget you're adding pepper-jack (little too mild for me I usually wind up adding more cayenne) later too.
Now add your cheddar, pepper-jack and pimentos using a spatula fold them into the cream cheese mix to avoid breaking up the shredded cheese too much this keeps the spread from becoming a cheese mush. Time to taste it! My favorite is on a Ritz cracker then you can decide if you're going to share with others or keep it all to yourself!
Here's a couple options:
diced jalopenos ( for the adventurous)