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Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

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mis7up

At Christmas I serve friends and family Nannie's Cheese Logs in gift trays, and this spin off on my family's Cheese Log recipe was at the top of the list. It's fire hot and it's right up a man's alley for tailgating and parties. Best served with tortilla chips. Can store nicely for a week before serving.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 669 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Sprinkle parsley in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl until well blended. Divide the mixture into 3 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the parsley until completely covered. Wrap individually with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
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Sarah Jo
31
2/9/2011

I got the thumbs up from mis7up to make small changes to make it a little lighter. I used reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat sour cream in place of the mayo (I'm low on mayonnaise until we go shopping again) and my own homemade taco seasoning. My husband and I really liked this--the kids were kind of lukewarm about it. For them it was a little too hot. My husband ate most of this himself. I think next time I'll throw the ingredients for this (minus the parsley) in the oven or my little crockpot and try it as a warm dip. I think it would be great that way, too. This was a great way to make a quick "dip" for the boys on the weekend and use up the last bit of cream cheese I bought cheap around Christmas and a half-full jar of pickled jalapeno rings. Thanks for another winner, mis7up!

EricaK
19
7/9/2011

Very tasty and perfectly spicy. Super easy to whip together. I used cilantro instead of parsley on the outside of the ball.

mis7up
16
2/4/2011

This is a firecracker of a cheese ball appetizer. With blends of mexican cheeses, taco seasonings and pickled jalapenos, the taste is creamy smooth and fire hot....My husband will eat it all gone. What makes this a great app is the fact I make my pickled jalapenos fresh and not use store bought canned.