Cream Cheese With Smoked Chiles
Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 package cream cheese
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 chipotle -- up to 4
chile oil as needed
Cube the cream cheese and put it in a food processor with the garlic, mayo and chipotle. As the mixture is being processed, drizzle in chile oil until the mixture takes on a creamy, easily spread consistency. The chipotle I use are usually packed in adobo sauce, so I use a fork to pick them out, but I don't take any special care in shaking or scraping of the sauce.
This spread is excellent when spread into celery sticks, dipped with carrots, as a substitute as a sandwich spread, as a substitute for sour cream with fajitas, breakfast burritos, etc, etc, etc.
© Jim Catanich