Beef & Onion Cheese Ball Recipe
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Beef & Onion Cheese Ball Recipe

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You’ve seen cheese balls in the cheese and deli department at the supermarket, but did you know they were this easy to make? —Chrissy Leszczynski, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:13 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (2 ounces) thinly sliced deli beef, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers and vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers and vegetables) equals 127 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, beef, onions and horseradish. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Shape into a ball, then roll in walnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers and vegetables. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Beef & Onion Cheese Ball in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p91

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"It's brought back memories of my grandmas. Loved it and all my family were pleased."

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