A Delicious Twist: Dried Beef and Green Onion Cheese Ball

Do you need a show-stopping appetizer to impress your guests during the upcoming New Year festivities? Look no further! Allow me to introduce you to the mouthwatering Dried Beef and Green Onion Cheese Ball. Whether you need a quick appetizer or a snack for unexpected drop-in guests, this recipe will surely win over everyone’s taste buds.

Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers

This cheese ball, reminiscent of the one my aunt used to prepare during the holidays, will evoke feelings of nostalgia and satisfaction. Its convenience and minimal clean-up make it perfect for any occasion. Simply grab it from the fridge, and you’re good to go.

An Introduction to the Classic Cheese Ball

If you’ve never encountered a cheese ball before, you’re in for a treat. My husband was initially skeptical when I described it to him, but once he tasted this masterpiece, he devoured half of it. In essence, a cheese ball features a creamy cream cheese base infused with various mix-ins. The mixture is shaped into a ball, then refrigerated before serving with crackers or vegetables.

Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers

The star of my Dried Beef Cheese Ball is the combination of creamy cream cheese, savory dried beef, zesty ranch seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and a hint of freshness from sliced green onions. These simple ingredients come together effortlessly, resulting in a flavor explosion. While some recipes call for alternative seasoning blends, I find the tangy flavor of buttermilk ranch seasoning packets to be the perfect complement. Once assembled, the cheese ball is wrapped and chilled, ready to unveil its deliciousness.

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Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers

Ingredients that Make a Difference

To recreate this delectable cheese ball, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Plain cream cheese (I recommend using full-fat cream cheese for the ideal creaminess)
  • Worcestershire sauce (this adds a delightful salty flavor that pairs well with the dried beef)
  • Buttermilk ranch seasoning packet
  • Dried beef (Budings dried beef works best, which can be found near the deli meat section. Alternatively, you can use jarred dried beef)
  • Green onion (the mild flavor of green onions provides a pleasant contrast to the other ingredients)

Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers

Instructions for Cheese Ball Perfection

Follow these simple steps to create your own masterpiece:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and ranch seasoning until smooth.
  2. Add the dried beef and green onion, gently stirring until the mixture is evenly mixed.
  3. Prepare a cross-shaped plastic wrap by cutting two 12-inch pieces. This will help you easily wrap the cheese ball into a round shape.
  4. Place the cheese mixture in the center of the plastic wrap and wrap the sides until the cheese is secure, shaping it gently with your hands. Place it on a plate and let it set in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. When ready to serve, unwrap the cheese ball and place it on a plate. Serve it alongside crackers and fresh vegetables for a delightful experience.

Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers
Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers

If you’ve tried my Dried Beef and Green Onion Cheese Ball, I would love to hear your feedback! Please take a moment to rate the recipe and leave a comment on your experience. Connect with me on my social media platforms: PINTEREST, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER.

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Explore More Cheese Ball Creations

If you’re craving more cheese ball recipes, here are some delightful options to consider:

  • Everything But The Bagel Cheese Ball
  • Cranberry Pecan Mini Cheese Balls
  • Ham and Pineapple Cheese Ball from Kylee Cooks
  • Roasted Garlic Cheese Ball from Life’s Ambrosia

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Prepare to impress your guests and indulge in the irresistible Dried Beef and Green Onion Cheese Ball. Happy snacking!