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Made for Spring PAC 2013 & Mom's cheese ball is a good one. I made 2 logical assumptions & 1 chg. I assumed taco sauce was salsa & cheese meant cheddar. I used a blend of shredded cheddar & Monterey Jack. I didn't have any A1 Sauce, so used a Sweet & Hot Carribean sauce we bought while on a cruise. It was made a dy ahead & on 1st taste seemed bland, but the heat & other flavor factors were better developed.the next dy. I'm usually no good at "cheese ball mechanics", but the mixture handled easily to form a ball. Since there are no textural or "visual" components, I covered the ball w/a mixture of chopped walnuts, dried parsley plus lemon pepper & served it w/Tuc crackers, a Belgian product. Thx for sharing Mom's cheese ball recipe w/us..
This is an excellent cheese ball! I used Neufchatel cheese with chili sauce instead of taco sauce and a generous glug of Worcestershire in place of A-1. Used more than a pinch of paprika as it's one of my favorite spices. The cheese was a mixture of Mexican blend and sharp cheddar (what I had on hand). I rolled it in pecan chips. Thanks for sharing! [Made for Spring 2013 Pick A Chef]