holiday appetizers

Aunt Sue’s Smoky Cream Cheese Ball

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 - 8 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 green onions
  • 1 12 ounce package dried chipped beef optional meat: prosciutto
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG monosodium glutamate
  • 3 ounces walnuts chopped
  • 1 12 ounce package buttery crackers


  1. Allow cream cheese to soften at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  2. Finely chop green onions and dried beef.
  3. Mix the onions, beef, Worcestershire sauce, MSG and softened cream cheese thoroughly.
  4. Form into ball; roll ball in walnuts. Serve immediately with crackers or wrap in plastic wrap and chill until serving.

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