Taco Cheese Ball Recipe

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taco cheese ball

Diane Eldridge


i came up with this recipe when i was in college... the dorm was havin a sunday night [the only meal that we didn't get there] potluck. i wanted somethin different[ i guess cuz i was in food service i thought i had to do somethin "BIG" lol
i knew all in the dorm lked taco's so..... here we go... all loved it and i was asked by several to make it for them at different times of course i said sure i will as long as u buy the stuff... hubby is still buyin the stuff lol

this makes a large ball serves many keeps well in fridge for 5-7 days as long as covered well

pinch tips: How to Grate Cheese for Easy Clean Up





15 Min


10 Min


1 1/2 lb
ground round
1 bunch
green onions,thinly sliced
1 small
red bell pepper,chopped fine
1 small
can sliced black olives,drained well
1 pt
grape tomatoes, 1/2ved[grape tomatoes are smaller than cherry
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
red pepper flakes,to taste or 1 jalapeno pepper chopped fine
4 pkg
8 oz each... cream cheese
1 pt
sour cream
1 lb
extra sharp cheddar cheese,grated
chives, dried.. to taste and for color
corn chips.tortilla cips

Directions Step-By-Step

set cream cheese out of fridge to come to room temp...
in lg fry pan cook ground round...drain well...add green onions,bell pepper and and jalapeno pepper...cook and stir bout 10 min...add taco seasoning and olives.. cook 5 min remove from heat let cool some
put all cream cheese into lg bowl using hand mixer whip til light and fluffy...add sour cream blend well
add meat mix,cherry tomatoes,and 1/2 the cheddar cheese... toss lightly... shape into lg ball cover with wax paper
put in fridge several hrs or overnigh
before serving mix rest of cheese and chives together.. put cheese and chives on lg plate roll cheese ball in this to coat well
serve with chips... enjoy!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers