PIMENTO CHEESE PERFECTION!
8 oz pkgcream cheese, softened
6-8 csharp cheddar cheese, shredded (use according to how dense you prefer your pimento cheese)
1/2 cpepper jack cheese, shredded
1/2 (+/-) cmayonnaise -or- miracle whip (your preference)
1 jar(s)diced pimentos (4 oz size)
1 Tbspworcestershire sauce
1/4 to 1/2 tspeach of onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder (adjust to desired taste)
1/4 tspmustard powder (optional)
1/2 tspsmoked paprika (optional)
How to Make PIMENTO CHEESE PERFECTION!
- Combine softened cream cheese, pimentos, Worcestershire sauce, spices and mayonnaise/Miracle Whip. (NOTE: for creamy spread, use electric hand mixer and for chunky spread, beat by hand).
- Add cheeses and beat until consistency meets your preference (chunky or creamy). Taste test to determine if the spice level meets your preference and add more if you prefer more 'heat'.
- Chill for an hour or more. Serve as sandwiches or as an hors d'oeuvres option with crackers. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.