Everyday Mom's Meals: Kinda Cheesy

Friday, December 30, 2011

Kinda Cheesy

We love cheese. All kinds of cheese. All forms of cheese. So one of our favorites appetizers is always the cheese ball. I always love seeing what combinations of flavors people invent to keep something so classic new and yummy every time. So when it was time for me to plan our Christmas Eve menu, I knew I had to include one that we had never seen before. Before I could think twice about it, I remembered a few weeks back at the grocery store when I grabbed a recipe card off a holiday display from Armour, the maker of the dried beef we see so much of around the holidays. A cheese ball that resembles another one of our favorite treats, dried beef roll ups (you know, dried beef w/ cream cheese, rolled and cut into bite size pieces).....YES, please! I knew this would be something Adam would love, and it would also be perfect to serve on my new monogrammed cheese plate/spreader he had bought me :) So if you are tired of the same cheddar cheese ball each year, maybe this is for you too!

Beefy Cheese Ball  from Armour
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp horseradish
1 small jar dried beef, finely chopped

In a food processor, combine cream cheese, 1/4 c. dried beef, sour cream, Parmesan and horseradish. Mix until creamy and well combined. Chill mixture for 15 minutes. Form into ball and roll in remaining dried beef. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 24 hours to set.
*NOTE* If you are watching your sodium intake, rinse the beef first to cut down on the salt.

Shared on The Country Cook Jan. 13, 2012
Shared on Gooseberry Patch Feb. 1, 2012
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