Recipe by Brian W.
"This mouth-watering appetizer is ideal for any party, from Super Bowl Sunday to book club meetings. Awe your friends with this Southwestern-style cheese ball! Place on a nice serving dish with an assortment of crackers (I believe that Wheat Thins go the best with this dish)."
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Anaheim chile peppers
1 1/2 pounds
shredded pepper jack cheese
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
ground black pepper
finely chopped pecans
I made this for a party and got endless compliments. I used canned chili peppers which made it really simple, and it still tasted great. As written it makes two large cheese balls so i cut the recipe in half. yum!!
Serve at room temperature with plain white corn tortilla chips. You will taste more of the blended flavors at room temp.
Outstanding! A real 'guys' cheese ball, but the women seem to like it too. I like it with a covering of crumbled bacon, but wife prefers the pecans.
Delicious! I made half the recipe and, unfortunately, it was raining outside so I had to char the peppers on my gas burner. To make up for the "smoky" flavor of the grill, I added cumin but I actually added it to some raw pecans as they were toasting for outside of the cheese ball...turned out fabulously. It was delicious today; can't wait to try it tomorrow.
Just served this at a party, & my guests adored it. I did make a few changes: i used a can of green chilies, and used 1/2 & 1/2 cheddar & pepperjack, it really seemed to add a nice depth of flavor. i also added a little cumin & chile powder. the pecans didnt appeal to me with this; i simply added in about a cup of chopped cilantro. thank you for an excellent base, this will be a party staple from now on!!
This Cheese Ball is fantastic!! It's so easy to put together. I brought it to work today and everyone LOVED it!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
This recipe is a great appetizer. I made mine in log (4 count) shapes instead of ball. More pecans and a cleaner presentation. Family favorite. The flavor is better the next day and the day after that.
I made these into individual cheese balls for our party. Served with a variety of crackers. We liked the wheat thins the best.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Chile Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 240
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