Meaty Cheese Ball

Meat lovers are sure to enjoy this appetizer with dried beef and bacon. Making cheese balls at home means customizing your cheese ball with flavors you enjoy the best. When made fresh you can enjoy your cheese ball anyway you like with this recipe.
Dired beef makes this cheeseball taste amazing.   Cheese balls are so easy to make from scratch.

Meaty Cheese Ball

You can make flavorful cheese balls from scratch at home.   Dried beef makes this appetizer amazing.

Dired beef cheese ball on a platter

Meaty Cheese Ball

You can make cheese balls in no time at all. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meaty Cheese Ball
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 199kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package Lipton's French Onion Soup Dry Mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 ounces dried beef
  • 4 ounces Bacon Bits


  • Chop dried meat into small pieces. Mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, the dry onion soup mix, and chopped dried beef. Roll into a ball, and then roll ball into the bacon bits. This is best when refrigerated overnight


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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