Pimento Cheese, Sriracha, Bacon. Enough Said.
The folks at Noble Pig in Austin, Texas—home to one of Endless Simmer’s Best New Sandwiches of 2012—wrote in to let us know they’ve upped the ante for the 2013 race by creating a cheese sandwich that makes even our wildest grilled cheeses look downright tired.
Yep, it’s a pimento cheese sandwich, with, you guessed it…bacon. And they were kind enough to share the recipe for the sriracha-spiked pimento cheese that makes this thing golden.
Noble Pig’s Pimento Cheese
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese
2 roasted red bell peppers
¾ cups mayo
1 head roasted garlic
1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp sriracha
2 oz green onion
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
Roast bell peppers then peel, seed and grind them in a food processor. Roast the garlic in an oven at 350 degrees for one hour until tender and sweet. Set the garlic aside to cool. Remove the root and slice the green onions thin all through the green and white parts of the onions. Grate your cheddar cheese and squeeze out the cooled roasted garlic. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment and mix together the pimento spread on low speed for 3 minutes.
Served here on Noble Pig wheat bread with house-made bacon, smoked green onions, romaine, and olive oil pickles.
I recently posted a pimento cheese recipe but yours looks very unique. Love the bacon and sriracha.