A holiday favorite that is perfectly served year-round, this dried beef cheese ball is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser!
Looking for an easy appetizer with a short prep time that everyone will love? Try my favorite dried beef cheese ball!
To me, nothing says “welcome” as a homemade cheese ball served with your favorite crackers and Frozen Jello Punch. I especially enjoy it with Ritz crackers and a slice of summer sausage. (It’s an acquired taste!)
Can you believe how well-loved this recipe book is? I always try to add the date and the scoop on whether the recipe was well-received or not.
Do you make notes in your cookbooks, too? It’s such fun to see how I’ve been making this recipe for years and years!
This Dried Beef Cheese Ball recipe also freezes well (probably best not longer than a few weeks) which makes it easy to multiply and have a few handy for unexpected guests.
cream cheese, room temperature
dried onions (or fresh green onions)
See recipe card for complete list of ingredients.
Put the dried beef in a food processor, blender or stand mixer and chop until fine. When I’m lacking space I just use a hand mixer.
Soften the cream cheese and mix with the dried onions, worcestershire sauce and half of the chopped dried beef in a large bowl.
Shape into a ball and roll in the other half of the chopped dried beef.
Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite Ritz crackers, ritz chips, wheat things or veggies in a pretty dish for entertaining.
Tips for making this dried beef cheese ball
Perfect for the holiday season, potlucks and special family dinners. Dried beef can be shredded in a food processor, blender, or mini-chopper.
Store in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap until ready to serve.
The mixture can be frozen for up to a month in a freezer safe bag as a way to make it ahead.
Can use full-fat cream cheese for a richer taste.
The cheeseball will last about two weeks in the refrigerator.
Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below