Today is National Cheese Ball Day and boy, do I know a bunch of cheese balls. All joking aside, check out this delicious Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Ball recipe!
Bacon AND jalapeño!? Throw in some roasted pecans and spices? In one cheese ball? Sounds pretty darn perfect to me!!
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne
1 teaspoon lime juice
3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 jalapeños, stems and seeds removed, diced, divided
8-10 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled, divided
Salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped pecans, roasted
Crackers for serving
Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cilantro, garlic, cumin, cayenne, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, half of the diced jalapeños and half of the crumbled cooked bacon. Taste and adjust seasonings and add salt.
Place the roasted pecans and remaining diced jalapeños and bacon on a plate. Stir together so well mixed. With your hands, roll the cheese mixture into a ball, then place on the plate and roll in the jalapeños, bacon and pecans until covered.
Chill covered for at least an hour before serving. Serve with crackers.
Photo and recipe shared from: http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/10/bacon-jalapeno-cheese-ball.html