Festive Dried Beef Cheese Ball

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

A slight twist from the others. Use your favorite french onion dip to create a creamier version! This has been in my recipe file for the last two decades and always receives compliments! Sorry Heather, I should have stressed to really rinse the dried beef well to wash away the salty residue, as I always have success.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces French onion dip
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (2 1/2 ounce) jar dried beef, rinse and pat dry
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 14-12 cup of your favoite chopped nuts, i prefer pecans


  1. Chop the dried beef into small pieces and mix with all other ingredients except nuts.
  2. Form ball, roll in chopped nuts and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Serve with your favorite cracker.
Most Helpful

i agree it was toooooo salty. i mean almost anything would taste better. Also, if you ever decide to make this dish be near a bathroom because it will be like a ton of bricks

CookinFool October 16, 2005

I got this recipe for my mom to make for our super bowl party. It turned out way to salty and oniony flavored. I think that if you use the dip OR the onion flakes this may take the severe saltyness away.

Heather Nielsen February 14, 2005