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This was a classic my grandmother made and my husband's family made it for holidays as well. I won't share what his 'darling' brother refers to it as though he will eat it right up! This is an easy cheese ball to make and it's savory and creamy. I've been known to add a bit of roasted garlic to it and that nutty sweetness just rounds out the flavors.

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The Amazing Christy! September 24, 2011

I make this every Christmas. I add a TBSP. or so of horseradish

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rustysmom December 05, 2010

This is referred to as "THE" cheese ball in our house, no need to make any other kind. When my daughter lived in SoCal, she couldn't find dried beef, so I had to mail it to her! I don't rinse my beef, but do cut down on the MSG. We like salty!

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Barb Conley January 08, 2008

Been making this cheese ball for at least 20 years. Always is a staple in my house at Christmas time.

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Jackie7757 January 03, 2008

I don't use Accent, but add a little garlic powder and often use dried onion flakes when green onions are not available... and today for Christmas, I used some dried vegetable soup mix. Soaked them in water until they were like fresh again, and added them to the mix. GAve added color and flavor. Sometimes I also add chopped stuffed green olives; also nice for color. Our family has loved this cheese spread/ball for many years. A Must for all holiday snacking. I also do not use real dried beef (too salty!) but use the lunch meat type that comes in a bag... 4 oz. "Twinsgrammy" Arletta

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twinsgrammy December 25, 2007

We didn't use Accent becuase we didn't have any. But, it was really good.

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JenniQ January 28, 2005

This was good, but I had to make some changes to it suit our tastes. We don't use Accent, because its MSG. So leaving that out meant that it would have been a bit bland. To compensate for that, I added 2 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp of prepared horseradish sauce and some extra worcestshire suace.

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Lightly Toasted June 27, 2004
Dried Beef Cheese Ball