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Sauerkraut Cheese Ball Recipe

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Anneke Amis
Added: Monday, October 5, 2009


1 (16 oz.) can sauerkraut, drained
1 1/2 lbs. grated Cheddar cheese
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1/2 C. onion, chopped
1/2 C. green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 C. soda crackers, crushed
1 T. sugar
1/4 to 1/2 C. mayonnaise
1 C. walnuts or pecans, chopped (for topping)

Mix sauerkraut, cheese, chopped eggs, onion, green pepper, crackers, and sugar.

Add mayonnaise to moisten.

Shape into ball and sprinkle or roll into chopped walnuts. Refrigerate.

Serve with crackers.

Makes 2 large cheese balls

(you can also "frost" the cheese ball with softened cream cheese mixed with a little lemon juice instead of rolling in nuts)




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