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Dried Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

Dried Beef Cheese Ball

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"This recipe is our family's holiday favorite. Grandma usually doubles the recipe otherwise it won't last long! The ball can be rolled in ground nuts, bacon bits, or left plain -- it's up to you!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, dried beef, green onions, onion salt, monosodium glutamate, and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into a ball and refrigerate before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2003

This recipe is always a hit with my family and friends. I make it without the MSG and onion salt. I always double this recipe, because it's never enough, use 2 green onions, 1 1/2 Tblsp. Worchesteshire sauce and the "family size" pack of dried beef. Reserve a little of the beef to roll the ball in...it makes a pretty presentation. Great with wheat crackers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2003

This is the worst recipe I have ever tried! It sounded great & I made it for an OFFICE TEA-it was so bad that everyone threw it out!I knew it didn't taste good to me, but it was to late to do anything but take it-I would not recommend anyone trying this, you will be wasting Cream Cheese & Dried Beef.

Jan 01, 2008

Yummmm! This is my husband'd favorite year after year. It'a always the first one gone. This is such good stuff for such an easy recipe to do. The directions don't say it but that you have to rinse the salt from the beef first and then chop the beef into tiny pieces. I reserved some of the chopped dried beef to roll the finished balls in. Great with veggie sticks, Wheat Thins Big crackers and Triscuit crackers. I made two smaller cheese balls. A keeper ... great meat and cheese ball recipe!

Jan 28, 2003

wonderful!! this is also what I use for "pin-wheels". just spread thin on tortillas roll up and toss in the fridge for a while, slice into little "pin wheels" and watch your snack tray empty in minutes at any party!!!!

Nov 26, 2005

This is a favorite! I altered it a little the 2nd time I made it. I added 8 oz of sour cream, used 6 oz of beef and instead of green onion, I used 1 tablespooon of minced horsey for a little zing! (I omitted the monosodium glutamate) I served it with the new Garlic Butter Ritz crackers! It was gone in no time!

Mar 17, 2005

Very quick and easy recipe. Delicious. I did leave out monosodium glutamate and used onion powder instead of onion salt. I received tons of compliments on this cheese ball!

Dec 28, 2009

I have been making this recipe for nearly 18 years, (I started when I was a kid with my mom). SANS MSG. It is so good, it's the only cheese ball I make, and every time I take it to a party I always get asked for the recipe. At one party I had 3 people calling me throughout the next week asking me for the recipe, I didn't even know any of them they just found out who made the cheese ball from the host and called me! Mince up about 2 TBPS of White Onion for a punch of flavor! You will be the celebrity of the party if you bring this!

Feb 21, 2006

This was wonderful. I took others suggestions and skipped salt & msg and added garlic powder.


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  • Calories
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 428 mg
  • 17%

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

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