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Mexican Cheese Ball with Spicy Tortilla Chips

Mexican Cheese Ball with Spicy Tortilla Chips

I love a classic cheese ball that I can dip my crunchy chips in but now I need a spicy one!  This Mexican Cheese Ball with Spicy Tortilla Chips is perfect!  The kick of hot and spicy taco seasoning and the crunch of cumin and chili powder-dusted tortilla chips makes this a tasty combination!

Mexican Cheese Ball with spicy tortilla chips. Looking for a spicy twist on a classic cheese ball? Try this one with with taco seasoning and green chilies. Make sure to eat it with toasty tortilla chips dusted with cumin and chili powder. Mexican Cheese Ball with tortilla chips recipe | Take Two Tapas | #CheeseBall #Mexican #Cheese #TortillaChips #Tortilla #Appetizer #PartyFood

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With the “Big Game” just around the corner, all die-hard football lovers are gearing up for their game day with new recipes and party planning!  Everyone loves cheese, so a Mexican cheese ball is a perfect appetizer to serve!  The bonus is that you can make it ahead of time and just unwrap and serve at the “Big Game!”

To get my recipe started, I grabbed some chopped green chilies, some taco seasoning – hot and spicy, of course!  I even added an avocado to add to the cheese ball which makes the texture even creamier!

Not only are we starting off with classic cream cheese, we are adding some jalapeno and Mexican spiced cheese.  But I am adding 2 teaspoons of hot and spicy taco seasoning and a can of chopped green chilies!

This Mexican Cheese Ball with spicy tortilla chips is a great twist on a classic Cheese Ball | Take Two Tapas | #CheeseBall #Mexican #Cheese #TortillaChips #Tortilla #Appetizer #PartyFood

This might remind you of my Pimento Cheese Spread.  It is very similar but with more of a kick so break out your glass of water or a few bottles of your favorite beer!

To enjoy this spicy cheese ball, we need some crispy chips that can hold up to the cheese ball!  I use flour tortillas, dust them with cumin and chili powder and bake them in the oven until fragrant.  They make the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Cheese Ball.

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Mexican Cheese Ball with Spicy Tortilla Chips

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for a spicy twist on a classic cheese ball? Try this Mexican cheese ball with taco seasoning, green chilies and cumin dusted tortilla chips.

Ingredients

Mexican Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 ounces of jalapeno cheese
  • 4 ounces of Mexican style cheese
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 small can of chopped green chilies (drained)
  • 2 teaspoons hot and spicy taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 squeeze of lime

Tortillas

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

Make the Mexican Cheese Ball

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the cheese ball in a stand mixer, or if you are strong, by hand.
  2. Wrap in plastic until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, dust with taco seasoning and chili powder.

Make the Tortilla Chips

  1. Cut the tortillas into wedges.
  2. Brush or toss with olive oil.
  3. Dust with cumin and chili powder.
  4. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or until toasty brown and fragrant.
  5. Serve with the cheese ball!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 650mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Barbara

Saturday 30th of January 2016

That's one spicy treat! Your pics look so nice. :)

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 1st of February 2016

Thank you Barbara! It will be great with some gluten-free chips!

Susan | LunaCafe

Friday 29th of January 2016

Looks so tasty! Great for easy entertaining too.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 1st of February 2016

Thank you Susan!

Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

Friday 29th of January 2016

I'm only into the game for the FOOD! :) I'm making a bunch of desserts, wings, maybe some tatchos... :) This recipe looks great!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 1st of February 2016

I want to try my hand at making tachos too! They are so fun!

Kristen

Thursday 28th of January 2016

I can never leave cheese balls alone if they are on the table. It doesn't matter what flavor combination they contain. I think your Mexican variety sounds perfect.

Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Cheese ball is the one thing that I've never had a Mexican version of. I don't know why not though, because this looks wonderful. I love how easy cheese balls are to make ahead of time when you are having friends over. Such a time saver.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 1st of February 2016

I love having them in my fridge because my kids eat them for after school snack and they hold up for a few days so you can always have on on hand!