Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pimento Cheese Dip and BACON BURGER SPREAD! - 52 Do Ahead Appetizers and Condiments

I suppose there are worse addictions.

But you had better make a pound of this only when you are planning a party one person or six people, either way this will disappear fast.

I make this with smoked cheese to add even more BBQ flavor when I am planning to use as a Cheese for hamburgers.  This is especially great to use on hamburgers as the mayo in the dip helps the cheese to melt and ooze all over the burger.

The dip worked great as an appetizer the night of this grilling session... Pimiento Cheese Bacon Burgers, Blue Cheese Potato Salad (Tomorrow's Post), a Ramon Noodle Broccoli Slaw (Next Day's post) and served along with those fantastic Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs!

OK, Here's what I did...

Pimento Cheese Dip and BURGER SPREAD!

  • 1 Large Red Pepper, small dice
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch each Salt and Pepper
  • 8 Ounces Smoked Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, freshly shredded
  • 8 Ounces Smoked Extra Sharp Yellow Cheddar Cheese, freshly shredded
Cooking Directions
  1. Spread diced red peppers in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drizzle Olive Oil and a pinch of salt and pepper over the peppers
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove peppers from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. Mix with all remaining ingredients
  5. Serve at room temperature as a dip (or topping for a Pimiento CheeseBacon Burger)
  6. And ENJOY!!!


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Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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