Dried Beef Cheese Ball

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Kristi Demanette
Recipe by  Kristi Demanette

“This recipe is our family's holiday favorite. Grandma usually doubles the recipe, otherwise it won't last long! It can be rolled in ground nuts, bacon bits, or left plain.”

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Original recipe yields 1 tennis-sized ball



  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, dried beef, and chopped onions. Mix well, then season with onion salt, monosodium glutamate, and Worcestershire sauce. Form into a ball, and refrigerate.

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This family must have been denied salt as children. Every ingredient has salt. You have to drink a lot of liquor not to notice this baby's real taste. Yuck!



I only gave this 4 stars because if I wouldn't have read the reviews of other similar recipes before hand I would have also added the onion salt and it would have been too salty. I also omitted the MSG because it's just not needed. I've made this before but just checked the recipe to ensure I had all ingredients right. Its too salty for sure if you add the onion salt, so I just omit it. You can't tell the difference. Sometimes I just add a few more onions to the mixture. It's important to use room temperature cream cheese in order to be able to mix it easily. Easy recipe, great taste!

Sue L.

Sue L.

I've used a similar recipe for years. I use 2 pkg. cream cheese to dried beef, green onion to taste and worchestershire sauce. NO salt or MSG is needed.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 96 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 429 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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