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Beef taco, pico de gallo and hot oozing cheddar

Recipe for Nacho cheese bombs

Fun treat with crispy outer nacho bombs and in with oozing cheddar. Top up with some sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Just a few cilantro stems or jalapeno to have some Halloween pumpkin.
Course Appetizer, Party tray
Keyword Cheesy bomb, Foot ball appetizer, nacho balls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Victoria


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 pack cheddar cheese cube
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 egg
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 2 sprigs cilantro
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock

Nacho seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder optional, reduce if use for kid
  • 1/4 tsp Cayene pepper optional, reduce if use for kid
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Pico de gallo

  • 1 medium large tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of salt & ground pepper


  • In a large mixer bowl, use a fork or mixer to crush ground beef, soak it with 1/2 cup stock to loosen up a bit.
  • Prepare the pico de gallo by finely dice up tomato, white onion and jalapeno. Then shake them with garlic powder, heapful spoon of minced cilantro and dashes of salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add 3 Tbsp of the pico de gallo to ground beef mixer bowl, save the rest in fridge to chill until ready to serve.
  • Add bean, 1 egg and all the nacho seasoning ingredients to mixer bowl. Combine well.
  • Fork the other egg in a small bowl. Pour corn meal in another.
  • Crush two handful of tortilla chips.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line your baking pan/tray.
  • Pluck about a spoon of the meat mixture, then use the palm of your hand to apply pressure and knead it to encapsulate around a cube of cheese.
  • Make sure to cover the cheese cube entirely, then roll it between your hand to form a round ball.
  • Dip and roll this ball into cornmeal, once cover, quickly dip into fluff egg then roll onto crushed tortilla to coat.
  • Place this ball onto baking tray. Repeat the above steps till the end of meat mixture.
  • Once done, bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • To serve: for each cheese ball, add a tiny spoon of guacamole and sour cream on top, then garnish with remaining pico de gallo and diced avocado.
  • Save a few cilantro and jalapeno stems to place on top of cheese ball to resemble that of a pumpkin, or use pretzel sticks in place if you could.