To make this dried beef cheese ball, gather 1 package of softened cream cheese, dried beef, green onions, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and mayonnaise. This recipe makes one cheese ball and serves approximately 12 people. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
Prepare the ingredients by dicing 1 2-ounce package of dried beef, otherwise known as chipped beef, into smaller pieces. The size of the pieces is dependant on preference. Dice or mince 1/4 cup of green onions as well.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the diced beef and green onions with 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Mix the ingredients well with clean hands or a wooden spoon, ensuring all components are evenly distributed throughout the cheese ball.
Proceed to wrap the prepared cheese ball in a plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator and store for at least six to eight hours, although it is recommended to sit overnight, allowing the flavors to blend together. After being properly chilled, serve the cheese ball with crackers.
This recipe can be easily doubled, making one large dried beef cheese ball or two separate ones.