Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese

Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese adds a splash of bourbon to its cheese mixture of sharp Cheddar and Parmesan. Ancho chile powder and ground cumin give this pimiento cheese its zip.


Makes about 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup jarred sliced pimiento, rinsed and finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 lb.)
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Garnish: fresh cilantro


Stir together mayonnaise, pimiento, bourbon, ancho chile powder, cumin, and freshly ground pepper. Stir in Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese until well blended. Garnish, if desired.

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina,

Southern Living

February 2012
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