Beer-Cheese Pimiento Spread

Beer-Cheese Pimiento Spread

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Yields: 1 Quart

The only dish more Southern than this is fried catfish and hush puppies! Try serving them together.


1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos
1/2 cup Abita Amber beer
1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup red rind cheese or mild American cheese, grated
4 cloves garlic
1 and 1/2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tbsp dry mustard
Louisiana hot sauce to taste
salt and black pepper to taste
granulated garlic to taste
1 and 1/2 cups heavy-duty mayonnaise
1/4cup chopped pistachio nuts
sliced bread for sandwich


If using this spread as a dip, you may wish to serve on assortments of crackers or chips in place of the sandwich bread. In a food processor, add all ingredients except mayonnaise, pistachios and bread. Process until well blended but slightly coarse. Add mayonnaise, 1/2 cup at a time, pulsing until a smooth and spreadable texture is achieved... The more mayo, the better. Remove to a serving bowl then add chopped pistachios, blending well. Storing in a closed container overnight will improve the flavor. Use as a spread or on finger sandwiches.