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debbie's famous cheese ball

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This wonderful cheese ball comes from my supervisor at the Indianapolis Star, Debbie Thomas. Her special instructions say to use one package of Philadelphia cream cheese and one of store brand. It achieves just the right taste that way.

(1 rating)
yield 12 -20
prep time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For debbie's famous cheese ball

  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) name brand cream cheese
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) store brand cream cheese
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 pkg
    dried beef chipped, torn in small pieces
  • 25
    spanish olives (green) plus a little of the juice
  • 2 dash
    worcestershire sauce

How To Make debbie's famous cheese ball

  • 1
    Bring cream cheeses to room temperature before beginning. Chop onion in small pieces.
  • 2
    In a large round bowl, mix all ingredients together. Loosen mixture around edges and gently transfer to plate or plastic container.
  • 3
    Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring to near-room temperature before serving.
  • Debbie Campbell-Thomas, author of this recipe.
    NOTE: May cover with nuts if desired.
  • 5
    Debbie Thomas, Supervisor Indianapolis Star Call Center