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!
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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 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
- 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
- 8 flour tortillas
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Make the Mexican Cheese Ball
- Mix all the ingredients for the cheese ball in a stand mixer, or if you are strong, by hand.
- Wrap in plastic until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, dust with taco seasoning and chili powder.
Make the Tortilla Chips
- Cut the tortillas into wedges.
- Brush or toss with olive oil.
- Dust with cumin and chili powder.
- Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or until toasty brown and fragrant.
- Serve with the cheese ball!
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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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