This easy cheese ball is good for any occasion. The mixture may be formed into any shape (e.g., a log, a snowman). Serve with buttery, round crackers.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, green onions and dried beef. Form the mixture into a ball. Sprinkle with pecans. Chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

74.6 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 19.1mg 6% DV; sodium 172.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2005
This sounds almost identical to the cheese ball my mother used to make each year. One helpful taste addition to this receip with the dried beef is WORCESTERSHIRE sauce! It really adds a zing to the flavor. Note that this type of ball improves with age so make it a few days ahead of when you want to eat it. Read More
(85)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2012
If I make this again I will definitely take the suggestion of another review to rinse the dried beef. As is this cheeseball is very salty. I did add the worcestershire sauce. The flavor combination is good though Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2005
This sounds almost identical to the cheese ball my mother used to make each year. One helpful taste addition to this receip with the dried beef is WORCESTERSHIRE sauce! It really adds a zing to the flavor. Note that this type of ball improves with age so make it a few days ahead of when you want to eat it. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2008
THIS IS A GREAT CHEESE BALL! IF USING DRIED BEEF IN THE JAR RINSE AND DRY THE BEEF BEFORE MIXING INTO CREAM CHEESE. THIS HELPS CUT DOWN THE SALT!! THE BEST!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
Great cheese ball recipe. I make something very similar to this but I omit the walnuts and add a tablespoon of worcestshire sauce. Someone else mentioned that this gives this a "zing" and I agree. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
This is THE BEST cheese ball! I had this recipe when I lived in Pittsburgh Pa. years ago and lost it And could not remember what was in it other than dried beef. Thank You!! Except I also put onion and garlic powder in it for taste. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2006
This is very similar to the recipe a coworker shared with me. I made it for a group and it went over very well. I used 2 packages of cream cheese 2 green onions and 1 jar of dried beef. I served it in a bowl nested inside a larger bowl to hold 2 types of crackers (round butter crackers & thin square wheat crackers). It was gone in no time at all. Probably should double this one! Yummy!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
I was super easy and tasted delicious. I did not add the pecans but did add 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce. I would definatly recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
I make a cheese ball that is simular only I also use green chopped olives in it. So yummy Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
I don't change a thing! I make this at Christmas every year and my family loves it! I have a girlfriend that asks for it for a present! Its great! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
Great except I omitted the dried beef and added black olives minced. Everyone loves it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2012
If I make this again I will definitely take the suggestion of another review to rinse the dried beef. As is this cheeseball is very salty. I did add the worcestershire sauce. The flavor combination is good though Read More