Green Chile Bacon Cheese Ball


  • 1/2 cup Ol’ Gringo Green Chile Sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans



  1. Combine green chile sauce, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and garlic powder. Stir until smooth.
  2. Line a bowl with plastic wrap and spoon the cream cheese mixture in to the bowl.
  3. Bring the outside edges of the plastic wrap together and twist at the top to seal. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine the bacon and pecans.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap and shape the cream cheese mixture in to a ball.
  6. Roll the ball in the bacon and pecans. Use your hands to press the bacon and pecans in to the mixture.
  7. Place the ball on a serving dish and serve with your favorite crackers.

NOTE: Allow the ball to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. This dish can be prepared a day in advance.