I had this, for the first time, at a friend's house about thirty years ago. It was amazingly delicious, so of course I asked her for the recipe and was amazed that it only included three ingredients. It's very easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser.
1Rinse and dry scallions; remove white root ends and save for another use.
2Thinly slice or mince green scallions (I use kitchen shears.) Set aside.
3Finely mince dried beef (I use kitchen shears.) Set aside.
4In a mixing bowl, mash cream cheese well with a sturdy fork.
5Add beef; combine well.
6Add minced/sliced green scallions; combine very well.
7Cover and refrigerate for one hour or more, to allow mixture to become firmer before forming into ball (I recommend using food service gloves when forming the cheese ball.) Alternately, you may place the mixture in an appropriately sized bowl and it may be served as a cheese spread, if desired.