This recipe is always a hit with my family and friends. I make it without the MSG and onion salt. I always double this recipe, because it’s never enough, use 2 green onions, 1 1/2 Tblsp. Worchesteshire sauce and the “family size” pack of dried beef. Reserve a little of the beef to roll the ball in…it makes a pretty presentation.

Great with wheat crackers!

Yummmm! This is my husband’d favorite year after year. It’a always the first one gone. This is such good stuff for such an easy recipe to do. The directions don’t say it but that you have to rinse the salt from the beef first and then chop the beef into tiny pieces. I reserved some of the chopped dried beef to roll the finished balls in. Great with veggie sticks, Wheat Thins Big crackers and Triscuit crackers. I made two smaller cheese balls. A keeper … great meat and cheese ball recipe!

wonderful!! this is also what I use for “pin-wheels”. just spread thin on tortillas roll up and toss in the fridge for a while, slice into little “pin wheels” and watch your snack tray empty in minutes at any party!!!!

Very quick and easy recipe. Delicious. I did leave out monosodium glutamate and used onion powder instead of onion salt. I received tons of compliments on this cheese ball!

This is a favorite! I altered it a little the 2nd time I made it. I added 8 oz of sour cream, used 6 oz of beef and instead of green onion, I used 1 tablespooon of minced horsey for a little zing! (I omitted the monosodium glutamate) I served it with the new Garlic Butter Ritz crackers! It was gone in no time!

I have been making this recipe for nearly 18 years, (I started when I was a kid with my mom). SANS MSG. It is so good, it’s the only cheese ball I make, and every time I take it to a party I always get asked for the recipe. At one party I had 3 people calling me throughout the next week asking me for the recipe, I didn’t even know any of them they just found out who made the cheese ball from the host and called me! Mince up about 2 TBPS of White Onion for a punch of flavor! You will be the celebrity of the party if you bring this!


2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 (8 oz.) package chipped dried beef, finely chopped, if necessary
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 stalks green onion, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish (optional)
Ritz crackers, for serving


Place softened cream cheese in a large bowl. Using a mixer or wooden spoon, mix in chipped beef and green onions.
Once incorporated, mix in garlic and onion powders. (Mix in salt if you’ve tasted it and think it needs more seasoning.)
Transfer mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap, then seal tightly and shape into a ball.
Refrigerate at least 20 minutes or until firm …

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