makes 1 large ball or 2 smaller size balls
Every 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.