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Dried Beef Cheese Ball

Updated on August 5, 2012

Dried Beef Cheese Ball

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One Great Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is very tasty and this recipe is courtesy of my wonderful hubby, Nathan. It has dried beef and onion chopped up fine. The cheese base for this cheese ball is cream cheese. Also incorporated into this cheese ball is horseradish to give it a zesty flavor. You combine all these incredible flavors into one scrumptious cheese ball and roll it in pecans or walnuts and/or parsley and chives if you wish. This makes an excellent addition to any party or shower. It makes a good appetizer or an excellent dish for a finger foods event. Try it on club crackers or wheat thins. Yummy!

Making a Cheese Ball

Cheeseball served at my daughter's birthday party.
Cheeseball served at my daughter's birthday party.
The ingredients to make a Dried Beef Cheeseball.
The ingredients to make a Dried Beef Cheeseball.
Dried beef and onion chopped up small together.
Dried beef and onion chopped up small together.
Roll the cheese ball in pecans.
Roll the cheese ball in pecans.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Several Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar dried beef, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp prepared horseradish, (to taste, but it is like wasabi, a little goes a long way)
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. Soften the cream cheese prior to making this recipe. Let it soften at room temperature. DO NOT MICROWAVE.
  2. Use a food processor to dice the dried beef and the onion up into small pieces.
  3. On wax paper, use your hands to mix in the dried beef/onion mixture into the block of cream cheese. Be sure to mix well so that every bite of cheese ball has meat in it.
  4. Once mixed good, add horseradish and mix again. Start forming it into a ball.
  5. Pour pecans out on a clean sheet of wax paper and roll the cheese ball around to cover in nuts.
  6. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but overnight is better so the flavors blend in. Serve with crackers. Yum!

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