Pimento Cheese


I love me some pimento cheese! As a kid I only had it in a sandwich or with celery sticks. It was always cold, too. Now that I am older and wiser, I love me some pimento cheese, with a little kick to it, too… On a burger (my favorite!) In a grilled cheese (my second favorite!) In macaroni and of course with crackers, tortilla chips and celery… So many things to do with it now! The yummy options are endless.

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Here is the recipe that I use. It makes a lot. The more the merrier!

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh grated Cheddar
1/2 pound fresh grated Pepper Jack
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos
I like to use the juice in the pimento jar, too. It just enhances the pimento flavor!
1/3 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/3 teaspoons granulated onion
About 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne
About 1/2 tablespoon green pepper sauce or tobasco sauce
2/3 cup mayonnaise

All you have to do is mix everything together in a large bowl. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Use it any way you’d like! Cold… hot… I like it any way I can get it 😉
I personally would suggest trying it as a grilled cheese to try it hot and melty.

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