Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese
BeeStew Pimento Cheese

Beth Stewart

Pimento Cheese

Since I’m in the middle of divorcing myself from my current cable company and am debating not having cable at all, I’ve been watching a lot of Hulu Plus lately. Just to see if I can handle not having my beloved cable for a while.  With that being said, I’m watching the entire season of random shows, one of those shows being Nashville.  I really didn’t think I was going to like this series as much as I did this weekend.  I’m not a huge fan of shows that take place in the South, simply due to the actor’s accents.  Some of them just can’t get that twang down.  But the actors on Nashville do a great job.  Plus I love seeing a few of the places I use to go to when I lived in Tennessee.

Anywho, watching the show put me in the mood for some southern treats, thus this pimento cheese recipe.  It’s a simple recipe but it packs a punch with the sharp cheddar. I also kicked it up a notch by adding some green chilies. I opted to put my pimento cheese dip on a sandwich but you can use it however you'd like. So yummy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2-1  Cup  Duke's Mayo
  • 2  Ounces  Pimentos
  • 2  Ounces  Green Chilies
  • 1  Teaspoon  Season Salt

Directions

1. Shred the cheese and place in a large bowl.

2. Add all of the ingredients into the bowl and mix.

3. Eat!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
48g
37%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
39µg
43%
Calcium, Ca
124mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
81µg
20%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
148mg
21%
Sodium, Na
889mg
59%
Water
30g
1%

Pimento Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Pimento Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.