Puerto Rican sandwich spread (sandwichitos de mezcla) is a staple in every party, event, or family gathering in Puerto Rico. What is it? It’s a creamy and delish mixture of cheese, luncheon meat, pimentos, and cream cheese* nicely spread between two slices of white bread. FYI, this is not healthy at all, but oh so good!
During this past holiday, I hosted a party at home. Guess what I served? Yes, sandwichitos de mezcla, and they were a hit with both the kids and adults.
*Note: I used cream cheese in this recipe to cut back on the processed Cheese Whiz spread. Using cream cheese also gives the spread a creamier texture. You can totally omit the cream cheese just use the whole jar of Cheese Whiz.
So if you’re hosting a party or gathering why not serve something with a twist or a multicultural appetizer like these sandwichitos de mezcla?
1/2 jar of cheese whiz (or cheese spread)
1/2 of the cream cheese bar
1 can of luncheon meat
1 jar of pimentos
Dice up the luncheon meat, and slowly mix in the blender with the rest of the ingredients until smooth and creamy like in the picture below.
I used the pimentos liquid as well. If you need it to be more smooth you can add a little bit of milk. Spread on two slices of bread and cut off the crust. Like the picture above.