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Ranch Beef Cheese Ball

Created by jnschien, Friday, 04 February 2011

Description

Cheddar Cheese Ball spiked with ranch-style ranch dressing mix and dried beef.

Ingredients

At a glance
Serves
32
  • 16-ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups finely shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 one-ounce package ranch-style salad dressing mix, less 1 T. (DO NOT use Ranch DIP Mix - much too salty!)
  • 1 package dried beef, diced
  • 2 whole green onions, thinly sliced

Methods/steps

In large mixer bowl, blend softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and dressing mix powder. Add diced beef and thinly sliced green onions and mix well. Form into 2 balls, wrap and refrigerate. (Instead of making balls, I scoop the mixture into a couple of decorative bowls, cover and chill.)

Additional Tips

Serve with snack crackers, spread on bagels, as a filling for celery sticks, or soften to serve as a topping for baked potatoes.The mixture is very still when removed from the refrigerator, so I set it out about 30 minutes before serving, or microwave it for about 20 seconds. Recipe by Nancy Schien.



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