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


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


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

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About taco cheese ball

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers