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Dried Beef Ball Recipe
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Dried Beef Ball

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"This classic recipe is made with cream cheese and dried beef and served with snack crackers. It makes a good party appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Reserve about a half cup of chopped dried beef.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the remaining beef, cream cheese, green onions, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. Mix well and roll into a ball.
  3. Roll the ball in the reserved beef, coating the entire outside of the ball.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2003

Don't skip th eseason salt. It's the beef that's adding too much salt. If you rinse each piece of dried beef before you chop it up and then pat dry with a paper towel the saltiness is alleviated and this appetizer is a big hit. Takes a little more time but it is worth it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2011

Really works better with shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese (I do 8 oz of each). I was out of green onions and used dried chopped chives instead. I ran out of Worchestershire sauce and used Country Bob's instead (made it sweeter). Be sure and rinse the dried beef well to remove the extra salt. I used onion powder and garlic salt instead of seasoned salt. I put all the beef into the cheese ball and then roll it in crushed pretzels.

Sep 08, 2005

Very good! I used Buddig corned beef, about a package and a half and instead of making it into a ball, I just put it in a bowl as a spread. Also added a little garlic powder. Served it with Ritz and Triscuits and everybody loved it, even my brother who says he never likes "stuff like that".

Dec 28, 2005

like other reviewers, i chose the carl buddig packaged beef over dried beef, although next time may try it with corned beef like r.t. did! also, i didn't have green onions so i added about a rounded tablespoon of finely minced onion instead. the worchestershire sauce & seasoned salt really give this recipe a nice flavor. great with triscuits. thanks joan!

Apr 27, 2005

I also tried using Carl Buddig sliced Beef instead of the dried beef and that tamed down the saltiness. And some chopped pistaschios instead of walnuts. I like both versions very much. :-)

Dec 30, 2004

I added some shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese to this. I made it for a party in November and have been asked to bring it for New Years, so I think it was a hit!

Aug 27, 2003

This was good but it was a little too salty. Next time I am going to skip the season salt.

Feb 22, 2015

I love this stuff, but to me, the Worchestershire and seasoned salt ruin this classic recipe, so as a personal preference, I've always made this with just cream cheese, green onions, and dried beef (in a jar...don't remember the brand name). I don't rinse the beef, just mince it. In this case, I love the saltiness of the beef with the creaminess of the cream cheese...accented by the green onions. Without the additional salt, it's not too salty. I am puzzled by rinsing salt off...then adding salt = ) ...


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

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

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