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Traditional Cheese Ball Recipe

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Carrie Stapleton, Washington Woods


1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (2.5 ounce) package thinly sliced smoked beef, chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) can pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped
1 small Vidalia or other sweet onion, minced
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix the cream cheese, beef, olives, onion and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until evenly blended.
Keeping the mixture in the bowl, scrape it into a semi-ball shape.
Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.

Place a large sheet of waxed paper on a flat surface.
Sprinkle with walnuts.
Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts until completely covered.
Transfer the cheese ball to a serving plate, or re-wrap with waxed paper and refrigerate until needed.

Serve with assorted crackers.




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