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Bavarian Cheese Ball Recipe

No one will guess this cheese spread features a whole can of sauerkraut! Shredded cheese and chopped dried beef provide a little texture.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped dried beef
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 14 saltines, broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • Additional parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. Place sauerkraut in a food processor; cover and process until creamy. Add the cheese, dried beef, sour cream , mayonnaise, saltines, parsley and onion; cover and process until blended.
  • 2. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape into a ball; roll in additional parsley. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without assorted crackers) equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.