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Rating: 4.66 stars
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Reserve about a half cup of chopped dried beef.

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  • 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.

  • Roll the ball in the reserved beef, coating the entire outside of the ball.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 2.6g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 60.5mg; sodium 592.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2011
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. Read More
(8)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2003
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. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
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". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2005
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! Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
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 = )... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
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.:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
This was good but it was a little too salty. Next time I am going to skip the season salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
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! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
This is awesome!!!! I used about 1/2 amount of beef & rolled it in pecans instead of the dried beef. I also added some shredded cheddar cheese. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2011
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. Read More
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