Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

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Chipped Beef Cheese Ball is a salty, savory cheese ball covered in toasted pecans and sliced green onions. This retro cocktail party appetizer is always a favorite.

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

 

Only 7 ingredients and a few minutes of time are needed to make this easy holiday appetizer. Cream cheese, chopped dried beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and shredded cheddar cheese combine to form a wonderfully flavorful cheese ball.

What is dried beef?

Dried beef can be found in jars in the canned meat section of the grocery store. Armour is the brand that I use. Dried beef, also called chipped beef,  is pressed, salted, dried beef that is cut in thin slices. It is very, very salty, so I like to soak in in warm water for a few minutes to remove some of the salt.

My favorite recipe to make with dried beef is Creamy Chipped Beef and Toast. Such a great breakfast!

Tips for Making Chipped Beef Cheese Ball:

  • Give the cream cheese plenty of time to soften. It will be so much easier to mix the ingredients together.
  • Chop the beef up really small and it will be much easier to spread on crackers and eat.
  • Leftovers can be used to stuff mushrooms.

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

 

  • Can be refrigerated for 3 to 5 days.
  • Can be made a few days in advance. Wait until just before serving to coat it with the nuts and onions.
  • The uncoated cheese ball can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and frozen. Thaw in refrigerator.

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

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Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: easy cheese ball
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 222kcal
Chipped Beef Cheese Ball is a salty, savory cheese ball covered in toasted pecans and sliced green onions. This retro cocktail party appetizer is always a favorite.

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (4.5-ounce) jar dried beef
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

  • Place dried beef in a bowl of warm water for 3 minutes. Drain and blot dry with paper towels. Chop into little pieces.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, garlic powder, and Worcesteshire sauce until smooth and blended.
  • Add dried beef and cheddar cheese and mix in.
  • Stir in half the green onions.
  • Shape mixture into a ball and cover in plastic wrap. refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll cheese ball in green onions and toasted pecans and serve with crackers.

Notes

Soaking the dried beef in warm water helps remove some of the saltiness. 

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

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