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Pimento Beer Cheese

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1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, preferably a light-bodied ale or lager
1 jar diced pimentos, drained
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a medium bowl, toss the cheese with the cornstarch.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the beer, pimentos, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. While whisking, heat until simmering, 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk in the cheese mixture, and continue to whisk until the cheese is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the hot sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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