Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese

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.

Yield: Makes about 4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 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


  1. 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.
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