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Bacon Up Pimento Cheese Spread

Course: Snack

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (bring to room temperature first, if using a block)
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Up® bacon grease
  • 1/4 tsp garlic pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce (or Tabasco if you prefer more heat)
  • 4 ounce jar pimentos or roasted red peppers (if using the latter, you’ll need to cut them into smaller pieces before adding)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded gouda
  • (Note that many people prefer shredding their own cheese, since packaged shredded cheese includes a non-stick coating)

Instructions

  • Mix together garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir in Worcestershire or Tabasco sauce.
  • Add cream cheese and Bacon Up bacon grease to seasoning mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Fold in pimentos and cheese until well blended.
  • Cover and chill for an hour or more to allow the flavors to develop.