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By carvalhohm

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (30 Votes)
Jalapeño Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs 1 Picture
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Servings 32
Preparation time 40
Cooking time 55

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1-pound 80 to 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of Philadelphia Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread, brought to room temperature, or 1 (8-ounce) package of creams cheese plus 1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapeños, drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • RANCH DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus more to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more to taste
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper to taste

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