Dried Beef / Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

“This is my most requested recipe. We have it at every family function, and it always goes fast. I often double the recipe, making one really large cheese ball. I got this from my mother, who got it from an old cookbook. It really is simple and delicious. You will never want to make another cheese ball. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 cheeseball
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dice the dried beef into small pieces. This is dependent upon how small you want your dried beef to be. I usually dice mine into 1/4" squares (approx.), but others like it more finely diced.
  2. Dice/mince the green onions.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to the softened cream cheese in a medium sized bowl. Stir. (I usually use my clean hands for this; a wooden spoon also works with a bit more effort). The ingredients should be consistent throughout the cheese ball.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for at least 6-8 hours. This is one of those recipes that is at its best after sitting overnight. This way, the flavors really blend.
  5. Serve with crackers. My family likes Wheat Thins, but it really goes with any type of cracker. Enjoy!

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