Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This delicious appetizer is near and dear to our family. It is a symbol of our family's Christmas and New Year's celebrations. My mom made this cheese ball for more than 30 years. —Molly Sumner, Creve Coeur, Missouri
Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced dried beef
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 4 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • Ritz crackers and assorted fresh vegetables


  1. Place beef in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 2/3 cup beef, the onion and Worcestershire sauce. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  2. Place remaining beef in a small shallow bowl. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in beef to coat evenly. Wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 47 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.