Recipe by History Teacher
This is my most requested recipe. We have it at every family function, and it always goes fast. I often double the recipe, making one really large cheese ball. I got this from my mother, who got it from an old cookbook. It really is simple and delicious. You will never want to make another cheese ball. Enjoy!
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (2 ounce) package dried beef (also called chipped beef- I use Carl Budding)
- 1⁄4 cup green onion
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Directions See How It's Made
- Dice the dried beef into small pieces. This is dependent upon how small you want your dried beef to be. I usually dice mine into 1/4" squares (approx.), but others like it more finely diced.
- Dice/mince the green onions.
- Add all of the ingredients to the softened cream cheese in a medium sized bowl. Stir. (I usually use my clean hands for this; a wooden spoon also works with a bit more effort). The ingredients should be consistent throughout the cheese ball.
- Wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for at least 6-8 hours. This is one of those recipes that is at its best after sitting overnight. This way, the flavors really blend.
- Serve with crackers. My family likes Wheat Thins, but it really goes with any type of cracker. Enjoy!