Pimento Cheese Spread

I made a big batch of super-tasty roasted tomato soup the other day. I think it’s pretty much law that you must have a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup. But, if you know me, I had to do things just a bit different. So, I decided to make pimento cheese. I’ve made pimento cheese grilled cheese sandwiches before, and I loved them, so to change things up I made pimento cheese bread sticks. I just took a great creamy pimento cheese mixture and spread it over toasted ciabatta bread. Under the broiler for a bit and then… fantasticness!

Pimento Cheese Spread

On the off-chance that you have some leftover pimento cheese spread, I cannot recommend enough just how great it can be on grilled burgers or hot dogs.

Also try my easy pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese Spread

Creamy pimento cheese mixture, spread over toasted ciabatta bread. Under the broiler for a bit and then… fantasticness!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 467kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 4 ounce jar pimentos drained, reserve liquid
  • 2 pinches dried red pepper flake optional

Instructions

  • Combine the cheddar, Asiago and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  • Empty the jar of pimentos into a small food processor and pulse a few times.
  • Stir the pimentos into the cheese mixture. Add the pimento juice a little at a time, stirring. Add more juice until you get the consistency you desire.
  • Stir in the red pepper flake, if using.
  • Spread on crunchy bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 558mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t uncommon in our household, not at all. They’re easy and good and that’s all you can ask for. But, sometimes I just gotta mix things up. Not crazy mix things up, but crazy good mix things up. The filling in these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is just like a good crab salad. It just needs a little ‘help’, and that comes in the form of melted oooey gooey Swiss cheese on crispy golden bread. A nice crunch then creamy salad and cheese. Perfect.

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The crab salad inside these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is actually quite good and simple. It’d also be perfect inside appetizer sandwiches. Ya know, the fancy ones they serve at teas.

Also try my mushroom grilled cheese and my white pizza grilled cheese sandwiches.

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The filling in these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is just like a good crab salad. It just needs a little ‘help’, and that comes in the form of melted oooey gooey Swiss cheese on crispy golden bread. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 456kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces lump crab meat picked over for shells
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise plus more, perhaps
  • 4 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bread I used 6 small slices of Vienna bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine the crab, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon zest and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat or turn a panini press on high.
  • Slather one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  • Lay two slices of bread-butter side down in the skillet or onto the panini press.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each, then divide the crab mixture between them.
  • Add remaining slice of cheese to each and top with other piece of bread, butter-side up.
  • Fry until golden brown on the bottom then flip and fry on the other side until done, or close your press and cook until nice and golden brown.
  • Remove from skillet or panini press and slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Grilled Open-Faced Beef, Cheese and Gravy Sandwiches

These grilled open-faced beef, cheese and gravy sandwiches just blew us away. Cooked over charcoal, the sandwiches take on a lovely light smoky flavor. The beef is tender, juicy and packed with flavor.  Covered in a tasty beef gravy, every bite is just fantastic. Served over thick, hearty grilled bread, it’s the sandwich you’ve been looking for.

Grilled Open-Faced Beef, Cheese and Gravy Sandwiches

There’s nothing I would really change about this recipe. It’s a great alternative to cooking your usual burgers on the grill. You could make this with ground turkey, I would think, though you might have to add a little fat (vegetable oil) to keep the turkey from getting too tough when seared.

This is yet another brilliant recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys.

Also try my open-faced turkey sandwiches.

Grilled Open-Faced Beef, Cheese and Gravy Sandwiches

These grilled open-faced beef, cheese and gravy sandwiches just blew us away. Cooked over charcoal, the sandwiches take on a lovely light smoky flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 870kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup sweet onion chopped (about 1 large onion)
  • 1 14-ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 4-ounce roasted diced chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons BBQ rub
  • 8 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 slices bread thick-cut. I used a rustic ciabatta

For the beef gravy

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking. Charcoal is definitely best for this recipe.
  • Form the beef into equal-sized patties.
  • Sear over direct heat on both sides, but do not cook all the way. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes, chiles, Italian seasoning and rub. Use a potato masher or fork to combine all ingredients and break the ground beef into chunks.
  • Place a large cast iron pan on your grill over indirect heat.
  • Add the meat mixture and spread out evenly. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to lightly compact the meat into the pan.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until the beef is cooked and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Top mixture with the cheese slices, cover and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove the pan from the grill. Lightly toast the bread slices on the grill.
  • Serve meat over the bread topped with the beef gravy.

For the beef gravy

  • Add a small skillet to the grill over direct heat. Add the butter and melt.
  • Add the beef broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the butter to the skillet and melt.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Combine the flour and water in a cup and whisk into the beef broth.
  • Continue stirring until the gravy is thickened. Remove from heat.

Notes

You’ll need a large cast iron skillet. Remember to not grab the skillet handle without a heat-proof glove once you’ve placed it onto the grill.

Nutrition

Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 438mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate.