Beef and Cheese Ball Recipe -
Beef and Cheese Ball Recipe
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Beef and Cheese Ball

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"This is a scrum-didley-umptious cheeseball made with cream cheese and dried beef."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, 2/3 of the beef, onion, green bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and onion juice. Mix well and shape mixture into a ball. Using the reserved beef, coat the rest of the ball with beef.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2007

The dried beef is salty and I always rinse the beef under cold tap water and dry between paper towels. I do this for any recipe that calls for dried beef. There's really no other way around the salt, and it doesn't affect the real beef taste for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2003

I hate to be the spoiler here, but I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It didn't taste *bad*, but I left out the onion juice, and it was still VERY VERY oniony. Also, maybe you're supposed to rinse the dried beef (?), but I didn't and the cheese ball was extremely salty, too. The appearance isn't all that attractive, either. If you like onions a lot, you should try it, but I'd rinse the beef and tear it into *very* small pieces to look better.


11 Ratings

Nov 05, 2003

I was looking for this recipe because my aunt used to make this cheese ball every Christmas. It can be very salty, so adjust for your taste. It's best if the beef inside the cheese ball is torn pretty small. Everyone loves this cheese ball, but it does take a few tries to get the salt content right.

Oct 31, 2007

I make a version of this every year, but never thought of adding green peppers. I used other suggestions and cut back on worchestershire sauce and used liguid smoke instead of onion juice. Also added a little garlic powder. I meant to roll it in bacon pieces but forgot to. I put a few drops of orange food coloring in it for a Halloween Party and shaped it like a pumpkin. It was excellent. I will use this from now on.

Aug 27, 2003

People who don't like cheese balls have loved this recipe.

Aug 27, 2003

This is a very good spread, but I also add a teaspoon of Accent for taste. Very good!!

Dec 28, 2006

Every body loves this one. It is a favorite in my family. I added a little bit of liquid smoke to the recipie and it just hit the spot.

Dec 23, 2011

Rinse the dried beef under cold water, omit the onion juice and use lemon juice instead, add 1/4 cup Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheese (You have to use the Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheese) I have tried other sharp cheeses and there is just something about the taste of Cracker Barrel that make this cheeseball.


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  • Calories
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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