Monday, December 14, 2020

Trader Joe’s Inspired Roasted Pecan Blue Cheese Spread

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I have always felt that there is good and bad in everything, even a pandemic. One of the good things is that I can get my favorite food, from my favorite restaurant, brought right to my door. I have to admit that, initially, I went a little crazy ordering food (my hips will back me up on this).  But, that can get to be a little expensive, which caused me to wonder why I couldn’t re-create some of these dishes on my own.

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, then you know that my favorite food is a cheeseburger. I like any kind of cheeseburger with any kind of cheese, single patty or double, broiled or grilled, topped with a variety of condiments, or plain, as long as there is meat and cheese on a bun, I’m a happy girl. I do have a particular liking for the bacon bleu cheese burger at Red Robin, and that got me thinking. Why not make my own delicious burger, top it with thick slices of Applewood-smoked bacon, and a dollop of blue cheese spread? The blue cheese spread that I had in mind was the kind that is sold at Trader Joe’s. Sadly, TJ’s doesn’t deliver, so I was determined to make my own. The result of that effort is the recipe below. It makes a fabulous blue cheese bacon burger, but it’s also very tasty on its own with fresh fruit and crackers. Perfect for a snack, perfect to top a burger or steak, easy to make, and keeps in the fridge for 7-10 days. What are you waiting for?

Trader Joe’s Inspired Roasted Pecan Blue Cheese Spread

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup chopped pecans

4 oz. container blue cheese crumbles

2 T. sour cream

1/8 t. Worcestershire sauce 

Pinch of salt

Few gratings freshly ground black pepper

 In a 9-inch sauté pan over medium heat, toast pecans until fragrant and golden.

 Place remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until well blended. Turn into storage container and chill at least an hour before using.

 Use it as a dip or spread on its own with fresh fruit and potatoes, or as a topping for steaks and burgers.




Angie's Recipes said...

I love cheese dip or spread. Have never tried one with pecan though. Can't wait to try it!(Hope my Worcestershire sauce that I bought at least 3 years ago doesn't go bad LOL.) said...

Thanks Pattie, I'm all about blue cheese spread, and can't believe I've never spotted it at TJs...I'm sure your homemade is better, I'm making this tomorrow!!!

Linda said...

I would love this! Thanks for the recipe Pattie - it's going into the Pattie folder. ;)

Alycia Nichols said...

Young lady, you are looking to get me in a WORLD OF TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying so hard to be a good girl this eating season...uh, I mean this CHRISTMAS season, but you are making that VERY difficult! I'm going to make this for either Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Still haven't finalized the menu for either day, so I have time to work it in. I LOVE Bleu Cheese as if I gave birth to it! My husband is going to go bonkers for this!!!!! Hmmm...maybe I should make it tomorrow so he can be all happy and then maybe I'll get something more than coal in my stocking!😁