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Mo' Better Than Pimento Cheese Spread

Category: 
Appetizers

From our Fall 2013 issue.

1 batch makes about 6 cups.

Super easy

Mo' Better Than Pimento Cheese Spread

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Cream

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pounds extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (or sharp, if preferred), grated
  • 1/2 pounds Monterrey Jack cheese, grated (for creaminess)
  • 1 cups , heaping, Coloful Autumn Pepper Medley, drained and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) marinade from above peppers
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) good quality mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • chopped jalape├▒os or serranos to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoons (or more) crushed cayenne (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoons (or more) smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 bunch green onions, with tops, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons crisp, crumbled bacon (optional)

Mo' Better Than Pimento Cheese Spread Directions

  1. Using a fork, mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add only enough mayonnaise to bind the ingredients. Add more peppers or marinade, if needed. Do not over-blend! Texture is vital.

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