p.s. my sister gave me this snowman platter a few Christmases ago... isn't it so cute?! he has a red hat you can't see in the picture.
Beef Cheese Ball
-8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temp (I used red. fat)
-2.25 oz. jar of dried beef, finely diced
-½ tsp onion powder
-1 ½ tsp Worchestershire sauce
-Dash of celery salt
-Dash of garlic salt
-½ - ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
-½ cup chopped pecans
-Dried parsley - use your own judgement, it's mainly for color
Serve with crackers
Mix first 7 ingredients and shape into ball. Spread pecans and sprinkle parsley on wax paper. Roll ball in pecans and parsley until covered. Place a half pecan on top if desired. Chill for a few hours before serving. Make sure to pull it out of a the fridge about 20 minutes before serving so it can soften a little. This also freezes well if you want to make it ahead of time and thaw before using.
|this is the dried beef I use|
|all done rollin' around|
When I made the beef cheese ball, I actually made 2 so that I would also have one for the Gingerbread House party... sneaky I know but also time saving. It was a big hit! Both times I served it, people loved it. Many didn't believe I had made it since it seems so fancy but now you know that it's really simple!
Would be wonderful for quickly approaching super bowl parties. Let me know if you try it out. Enjoy!