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Dried Beef Ball

Dried Beef Ball

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

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  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Reserve about a half cup of chopped dried beef.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll the ball in the reserved beef, coating the entire outside of the ball.
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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.


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".


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!