Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
I got this recipe from a friend who used to work at the deli of our local grocery. When they were bought out by a larger chain their cheese ball recipe changed. This is the only way I can get my favorite cheese ball now. The grocery called it "chipped beef" but it actually uses thinly sliced Buddig roast beef.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 ounces Buddig beef, chopped into small pieces
- 1 1⁄2 chopped green onions
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- chopped pecans (optional) or chopped walnuts (optional) or dried parsley, to cover (optional)
- Mix all ingredients except parsley or nuts.
- Form into a ball.
- (I usually put it in plastic wrap, roll into a ball and refrigerate until more solid).
- Roll in nuts or parsley if desired.
I have made this recipe several times, and it is truly the best cheeseball! I have only used walnuts, but am sure it would be great with pecans as well. Also, I have made it both with and without the Worchestershire sauce, and it tastes great either way. It is a bit saltier with the sauce, of course, but not overbearing, in my opinion. Thanks for posting, Shaye!
A nice cheeseball with good flavor. I made it the night before and didn't find it to be overly salty at all. Doubled, this was a good size for a party we had with 30 guests. I added about a cup of shredded mozzarella to the mix and also rolled the finished ball in it. Several people at the party commented on it and my mom insisted on taking what bit was leftover home with her. Thank you for posting!
Excellent basic cheeseball. I needed a simple appy for a holiday party and this fit the menu perfectly. I did use 2 packages of cream cheese, increased the garlic powder and added about of 3/4 of a cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese to the mix before rolling in crushed pecans. The cheeseball had simple flavors that all of the guests could enjoy.