Beer-Pimiento Cheese Spread

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

Pimiento cheese (also often spelled pimento) dates to at least the late 1800s, when the blend of pimientos (a sweet pepper) and cheese was served at formal gatherings. It quickly became a staple for the working man because it didn’t require refrigeration. Often called the pate or caviar of the South, pimiento cheese also was an important food during war times and the Great Depression.

Great for parties with chips and veggies, or party bread for mini sandwiches.


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Comments:

Serves:

Group

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 jar(s)
pimientos, 2 oz., drained
1/4 c
beer
2 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c
neufchatel cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp
dry mustard
1/4 c
shallot, minced
3
drops hot sauce, or more to taste
1 pinch
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c
olive oil mayonnaise

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a food processor, add pimientos, cheddar, neufchatel, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, shallot, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Pulse until well blended. Add mayonnaise, pulsing until smooth.
2
Remove from food processor and add to large bowl. Stir in beer. Place in airtight container and refrigerate. Serve as a dip with vegetables, or as a spread on a sandwich.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American