Dilly Beef Cheese Ball

This Dilly Beef Cheese Ball is a recipe that was given to me by my friend Tammy. The recipe came to her from a friend years ago, and I'm glad that I now have a chance to enjoy it by making it for my family and friends. One great thing about this recipe is that it makes not one, but three cheese balls. Unless I am making these to serve at a large gathering, I like to serve one, give one away, and freeze one for later.

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Dilly Beef Cheese Ball

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 (2 ounce) packages deli-sliced beef, finely chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) jar dried beef, finely chopped
1 - 2 bunches of green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons dill weed
3 teaspoons dill juice
Additional dill weed for coating cheese balls

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, deli beef, dried beef, green onions, dill weed, and dill juice; mix until well blended. Shape into 3 balls, coat each in dill weed. Chill until ready to serve, or may be frozen, then thawed when needed. Serve with your choice of crackers.

The ingredients include cream cheese, small packages of deli beef, dried beef, green onions, dill juice, and dill weed.

This cheese ball is a yummy appetizer, and it goes well with the multi-grain Toppers crackers.
With the holiday season approaching, this is a recipe to remember!

All opinions stated are my own. I have received no compensation for this post.


  1. Replies
    1. LauraC, Yes that's what I used, juice from a jar of dill pickles.

  2. Hi Anita,
    This is a great appetizer for the holidays. Anything that has dill in it, I'm in love with. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. how long can you keep in refrigerator?

    1. Considering the ingredients, my best guess is 3-4 days.