makes 1 large ball or 2 smaller size balls
Mary Kay's StoryEvery time there is a watch party for football or some other event somebody always asks me to bring this cheeseball...simple to make and can be made a day or two ahead....they key to this cheesball is making it at least one day ahead so all the flavors can marry together overnight in the frig....great appetizer or just a good snack with your favorite crackers.
2 8OZ pkg
cream cheese (softened)
3-4 small pkg
dried beef chipped (chopped up real fine) i save one of the packs until i remove the ball from frig on the day of serving to use it to roll the chees ball in...if you like alot go ahead and use 2 packs for this
green onions (finely diced)
1 (8OZ) pkg
finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1In a medium size bowl combine all ingredients and mix well (I use my hands) then form into the shape of a ball ( I divide it in half and make 2 balls).
2Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least overnight...two days ahead is even better. On the day you want to serve it, remove from frig and roll it in the reserved package of finely chopped chipped beef. and let it get room temperature to make it easy to spread..
3Arrange on a plate with your favorite assortment of crackers and serve.
About this Recipe
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Nov 9, 2012
Another great recipe Mary Kay, I have several variations of this recipe in my cookbook, but not this exact one so I printed it out, to save for my next coiled bound cookbook. This is a great recipe with crackers or celery sticks, I like the additon of sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks for posting. I will be in Reynoldsburg Ohio for the holiday, is that near you. We will be visiting my daughter.
Mary Kay Nugent whodeydiva - Nov 10, 2012
Reynoldsburg is only about 15 minutes from me....would love to maybe meet you for coffee or something if you have time...I have family coming as well....be in touch...I am on Facebook too ...let me know if your are as well.
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Nov 10, 2012
Hi Mary Kay, that is so exiciting. I thought I had heard of it before when I was there, and was going to ask my daughter but forgot too. It is nice to know that you are that close. Perhaps we could have coffee or something on the Friday after. Yes I am on Face book also, as Rose Mary HOGAN MOGAN. My maiden name is Hogan, just one letter different from my married name. smile Thanks and should we get to meet you will be my first Face to Face Just A Pinch Friend. That is exiciting.LOL
Carolyn Talley carolyntalley12 - Jan 5, 2014
Made this for NEW YEARS,,,Be Sure to put the worcestershire..it make all the differ...I used Summer Sausage
Mary Kay Nugent whodeydiva - Jan 10, 2014
Glad you enjoyed it Carolyn! YES the Worcestershire is the key ingredient...curious as to what it was like with the summer sausage...sounds yummy...let me know...and THANKS!