Festive Dried Beef Cheese Ball

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Peggy V.

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.

Top Review by CookinFool

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

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.

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