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Smoked Cheddar-Red Pepper Loaves

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Grilled bread spread with cheese mixture – a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Ingredients

4
oz. smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2
cup mayonnaise
2
tablespoons diced pimientos
Dash hot pepper sauce
1
(1-lb.) loaf sourdough French bread, cut in half lengthwise

Steps

  • 1 Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except bread; mix well.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place bread halves, cut side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • 3 Remove bread from grill. Spread cheese mixture evenly on cut sides of bread. Return to grill, cheese mixture side up; cook an additional 6 to 7 minutes or until cheese mixture bubbles around edges and center is hot.
  • 1 Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except bread; mix well.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place bread halves, cut side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • 3 Remove bread from grill. Spread cheese mixture evenly on cut sides of bread. Return to grill, cheese mixture side up; cook an additional 6 to 7 minutes or until cheese mixture bubbles around edges and center is hot.

Expert Tips

To broil bread halves, place, cut side up, on broiler pan; broil 6 to 8 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove bread from broiler. Spread cheese mixture evenly on cut sides of bread. Return to broiler, cheese mixture side up; broil an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese mixture bubbles and begins to brown.

Smoked Cheddar has a sharp, smoky flavor produced by cool-smoking the cheese over hardwood smoke, or with smoke flavoring. Look for smoked cheddar at the deli, at the grocery store near the cut deli or gourmet cheeses, or in a cheese shop.

The distinctive tangy flavor of sourdough bread is the result of slow fermentation. Sourdough is leavened with a starter – a mixture of flour, water and yeast which is allowed to rise and develop several times before being used for bread dough. Sourdough breads have a moist chewy interior full of large holes and excellent flavor.

For extra flavor, add 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh sage leaves to each half of loaf. Garnish loaves with whole sage leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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