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Dead Man's Cheese Ball Recipe
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Dead Man's Cheese Ball

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"Serve this black cheese ball with blue corn chips or dark rye toast for a ghastly presentation. It's punchy, just like you'd expect cheese of the dead to taste. You can find black sesame seeds at a reasonable price at most Asian markets."

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Original recipe makes 1 ghastly ball Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In the container of a food processor, combine the Cheddar cheese, sour cream, butter, horseradish, hot mustard, chipotle sauce, garlic and port wine. Pulse until smooth. You can use a potato masher in a large bowl but it will take longer.
  2. Line a bowl with plastic wrap, and fill with the cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat just until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Gather the plastic wrap around the cheese mixture and form into a ball. Remove the plastic wrap and roll the ball in sesame seeds to coat. Place in the center of a platter and surround with your favorite chips or crackers.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2009

Great recipe for a cheese ball. Be creative I sculpted mine into a rat and used the left over port to create a simple raspberry port sauce.. I uploaded the pic! It was a hit!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2009

It was runny and could not be shaped into a ball at all. I guess I should have used cream cheese.

 

12 Ratings

Jun 28, 2009

Wow, this is an excellent recipe for any time of year! I used poppy seeds and served with water crackers and black grapes for our Halloween party.

 
Nov 02, 2009

This is a yummy appitizer in an awesome presentation. A few additions I made were (1) dropping a few drops of green food coloring into the food processed. (2) Throwing a few plastic bugs/snakes that I found in the toy box into the dishwasher and them positioning them around/ on the cheese ball. I even won 1st place at a Halloween party last year! Thanks for your awesome recipe and great idea!

 
Oct 27, 2010

Great taste!! I took toasted sesame seeds and soaked them in a bottle of black food coloring and some port wine. They came out almost greenish black, it was absolutely amazing. I also made the recipe into 2 balls and put plain toasted sesame seeds on one so it looked very interesting on the platter with a white one and a black one!

 
Nov 13, 2009

This was a big hit at a party. I couldn't get the black sesame seeds to cover the whole ball. But be warned, it makes alot! Next time I will make 3 or 4 smaller balls. Very strong taste, delicious!

 
Nov 02, 2011

This was great! I omitted the hot mustard and the chipotle hot sauce and added additional horseradish and an extra garlic clove, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. I used a Tawny Port, since the recipe didn't specify, but I think a Ruby would work just as well. It was a snap to put together in the processor. Rolling the ball in the sesame seeds was kind of messy, but a 1/2 cup was plenty to cover. Took it to work for our Halloween potluck, serving it with those 1/2 pretzel/1/2 Ritz crackers, and it was a big success. Loved it!

 
Oct 28, 2011

Was unable to get mine to form into a ball, it was just a gooey mess. So instead I turned it into a dip, covering the bottom of the dish with the sesame seeds and the top. I also substituted habanero hot sauce for the chipotle, giving it a slightly hotter taste.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

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

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