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. Other recipes that I have seen used mayo, and others don’t use cream cheese at all. 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.