Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Peppers add a smoky flavour to a classic.


1 1⁄2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 1⁄2 cups grated processed cheese
One 2 1⁄2-ounce jar chopped pimiento peppers, with their juice
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise, to taste
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
8 slices sourdough bread


Pimento Cheese

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, pimiento peppers and their juice, sugar, mayonnaise, and pepper. Using a wooden spoon, an electric mixer at medium speed, or a food processor, blend the ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or, preferably, overnight.


Step 1: Heat a charcoal grill or gas grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2: Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil. Place a scoop of pimiento cheese between 2 slices of bread, oiled side out. Do not overfill, as the cheese can easily ooze out the sides while on the grill.

Makes 4 sandwiches (with 2 to 2 1?2 cups pimiento cheese).

See more recipes from Everyday Barbecue. Reprinted with permission from Myron Mixon’s Everyday Barbecue (2013, Random House).