Hot Southern Mess

Total Time:
8 hr 25 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
8 hr
10 min
1 serving


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • One 2 3/4-ounce jar diced pimentos
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups Cheddar, grated
    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon celery salt
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 large head cabbage, grated in a food processor
    • 1 all-beef weenie
    • 1 hot dog bun, steamed
    • 2 tablespoons hot relish, such as Tennessee Chow-Chow Relish


    For the pimento cheese: Mix together the mayonnaise, granulated garlic, cayenne, pimentos and sprinkle of salt and black pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Add the Cheddar and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight for the best flavor.

    For the slaw: Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, celery salt, salt and black pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Add the cabbage and mix well. Refrigerate overnight.

    Preheat the grill.

    Grill the weenie. Place the weenie in the bun and top with 2 tablespoons of the pimento cheese, 2 tablespoons of the slaw and the relish.

    This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.