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    Amy's Beer & Ranch Cheese Ball

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    3 hrs

    AmyMCGS's Note:

    I came across a recipe for "beer dip" a few years ago that I tweaked to turn into this wonderful cheese ball. It has since become my standard cheese ball, requested at family functions. It's rolled in cheddar cheese, because that's my family's preference-- I'm sure it could be rolled in chipped beef or nuts if you prefer. Cooking time includes time to chill and form the cheese ball.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cheeseb ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Reserve one cup of cheese.
    2. 2
      In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients (I use a hand mixer to make sure it's combined well).
    3. 3
      Push mixture together in the center of the bowl, making a ball shape, cover bowl, and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.
    4. 4
      Place a large strip of plastic wrap on the counter top.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over the center of the plastic wrap.
    6. 6
      Place cream cheese mixture in the center of the shredded cheese, and use plastic wrap to mold into a ball.
    7. 7
      Roll the ball to completely cover in shredded cheese.
    8. 8
      (I often use more than one cup of cheese to completely cover the cheese ball).
    9. 9
      Wrap the formed cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour or until serving.
    10. 10
      Serve with hearty crackers such as Wheat Thins or Triscuits.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 22, 2011

      45

      Nice and easy to make. I think a little zip would be great too, so next time may add some chopped jalapenos.

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    • on December 08, 2008

      55

      I made this cheese ball for our Christmas party and had many compliments on it. It was easy to make. I loved the combination of flavors. Thanks for posting!

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    • on August 11, 2008

      55

      This is easy and terrific! I made it for a girl's weekend and they all loved it. Many requests for the recipe! Thanks, I will certainly be making this often.

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    Nutritional Facts for Amy's Beer & Ranch Cheese Ball

    Serving Size: 1 (992 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2992.6
     
    Calories from Fat 2413
    80%
    Total Fat 268.1 g
    412%
    Saturated Fat 159.2 g
    795%
    Cholesterol 855.7 mg
    285%
    Sodium 3586.1 mg
    149%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.4 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 19.1 g
    76%
    Protein 113.9 g
    227%

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