Dried Beef Cheese Ball

Are you looking for an easy appetizer? This Dried Beef Cheese Ball can be put together in no time at all. Making your own appetizers from scratch means you get to customize food the way you enjoy it.

Dried beef cheeseball and assorted crackers

Cheese Balls are Perfect for Parties

Cheese balls are a great addition to any party. My dried beef cheese ball has been a staple around my house for parties, game nights, and much more.

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is heartier than most as it is made with dried chipped beef. It’s so easy to make; a child can do it – really! You can make this chipped beef cheese ball days ahead and use it when needed. It’s a great way to have fun with your kids in the kitchen on a rainy afternoon!

Dried beef has more nutritional content than boiled or fried beef, as the drying process does not leech out the nutrients in the meat. However, all dried beef is not the same, so you might want to look for the tastiest brands. If you are really ambitious, you can even make your own. Check out the link below.

Ingredients

The ingredients in this dried beef cheese ball are so simple and the flavors in this cheese ball recipe work well together. This is what you need:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Dried Beef
  • Green Onions
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Pepper
dried beef cheese ball ingredients on a baking sheet

If you wanted, you could add some shredded cheddar cheese, chipotle powder, or whatever you like. Be inventive!

How to Make a Dried Beef Cheese Ball

  1. Chop the dried beef into small pieces.
  2. Place softened cream cheese, Worcestershire Sauce, green onion, and one-third of the dried beef. Add black pepper if desired.
    dried beef cheese ball ingredients in a bowl
  3. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  4. Shape the mixture into a ball.
  5. Coat the ball with the dried beef pieces.
  6. Refrigerate the cheese ball until serving.
  7. Set it out about 30 minutes before serving time to soften.

Dried Beef Cheese Ball is a low carb and keto-friendly appetizer when served with celery, baby bell peppers, or low carb crackers.

dried beef cheese ball and assorted crackers

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Dried beef cheeseball and assorted crackers

Dried Beef Cheese Ball

This cheeseball with dried beef is a low-carb and keto-friendly appetizer when served with celery, baby bell peppers, or low-carb crackers.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseball, Dried Beef Cheese Ball
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4.5 ounces dried beef AKA chipped beef
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Allow the cream cheese to reach room temperature.
  • Chop the dried beef into small pieces.
  • Ina bowl, combine the cream cheese, Worcestershire Sauce, green onion, andone-third of the dried beef. Add black pepper if desired.
  • Shape into a ball, and coat with the dried beef pieces. Chill until needed.
  • Set out about 30 minutes before serving time to soften.

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Notes

Cheeseballs are a great addition to a party.  You can make these days ahead and use when they are needed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

    • Leslie Rogers

      5 stars
      I’ve used this recipe for years. I add chopped pecans to the cream cheese and roll in more pecans rather than the chopped beef. Omit the chopped beef that you would roll it in and it shouldn’t taste so salty.

  1. Myliesmom

    5 stars
    I have been making this for years. But I use all of the dried beef in the cheese ball, then I roll the ball in finely chopped pecans. Yum!

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