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Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe
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Holiday Cheese Ball

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"This is a cheese ball that is great for an appetizer at a party. You can dress is up with nuts on the outside or a little extra hot pepper sauce for that extra zing!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 cheese ball Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine cream cheese, beef, onions and pepper sauce with hands or an electric mixer. Shape into a ball. Chill at least 1 hour before serving with crackers.
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Dec 13, 2006

This is a great appetizer and so easy to make. I made a couple of adjustments. I added garlic, onion powder and green olives w/pimentos. I took this to our xmas party & it was gone in no time & received lots of compliments. Thank you.

Aug 19, 2007

This is very similar to my mother in law's recipe, although she uses worchestershire instead of hot sauce. It's soooo good! I usually have to make two at parties because it goes so fast.

Dec 07, 2006

I make this with dried beef (that comes in a jar) and it is great.Very low priced cheese ball yet loaded with flavor and super easy.I mix with a fork rather than a mixer.If concerned about salt, rinse and dry the beef prior to chopping as the beef in the jar is salty.

Dec 21, 2007

I Love this recipe The first time I have ever made a cheese ball It was Great 2 friends ask for it I did rinse chip beef that might be why some of others didn't turn out

Dec 25, 2008

A classic...I make it wih ham, so good. We've been eating this for years, but I've never tried it with beef. Try ham, it's great!

Jan 14, 2009

been making this for years...add more hot sauce to it...spice it up,if not I don't think you get much flavor from it.

Jan 12, 2009

Just what I was looking for. Added a little worstershire sauce.

Jan 28, 2012

My niece turned me on to this cheese ball and I've been making it ever since. She makes it using Buddig pastrami chopped finely and rolled in chopped pecans. It helps by coating the outside so you can shape it better, plus it looks pretty.


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  • Calories
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

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

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