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Cheeseball with dried beef on a white plate and two Ritz crackers with the dip on it.

Cheese Ball With Dried Beef Potluck Recipe

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Refrigeration: 10 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


A classic Cheese Ball with Dried Beef recipe is perfect for a party, potluck, or next holiday gathering. Simple to make and just a few minutes of active time, this appetizer has great flavors and goes perfectly with your favorite crackers.


  • 16 Ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons minced chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 6 Ounces packages dried beef, finely chopped


  1. Add all ingredients except ½ of dried beef and mix well
  2. Refrigerate for 2 hours
  3. Mold into ball and coat outside with remaining dried beef
  4. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
  5. Serve with your favorite crackers.


  • It can really be any kind of milk, but I use whole
  • Find Chipped Beef in the canned meat aisle. If you are looking for it, check out the same aisle as tuna. 
  • If you buy Armour dried beef, these containers make great frugal small everyday water or juice glasses! I know it sounds silly, but they really are great and don’t have the grooves of a mason jar.