taco cheese ball

Taco Cheese Ball Recipe

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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


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15 Min
10 Min


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  • 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

How to Make taco cheese ball


  1. set cream cheese out of fridge to come to room temp...
  2. 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
  3. put all cream cheese into lg bowl using hand mixer whip til light and fluffy...add sour cream blend well
  4. add meat mix,cherry tomatoes,and 1/2 the cheddar cheese... toss lightly... shape into lg ball cover with wax paper
  5. put in fridge several hrs or overnigh
  6. before serving mix rest of cheese and chives together.. put cheese and chives on lg plate roll cheese ball in this to coat well
  7. serve with chips... enjoy!!!

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Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers

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