Beef And Cheddar Cheeseball
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Beef And Cheddar Cheeseball

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beef-and-cheddar-cheeseball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Servings 1 [1 1/2] lb cheesebsll
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans toasted & chopped
  • 2 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 2.25 oz jar dried beef i.e. Armour
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Toast the pecan pieces for 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together, the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Chop the dried beef and finely chop the green onions. Add to the cheese mixture then whip it in just until blended, to avoid pureeing the onion.
  • Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese by hand using a large spoon or spatula.
  • Shape into a ball. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Roll the chilled cheese ball in the toasted chopped pecans and serve with assorted crackers, veggies or pita chips.

Notes

When using the freshest of dairy ingredients, this cheese ball can be made 3-5 days in advance, and stored tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator.