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Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

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.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Keyword easy cheese ball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 222kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 222kcal