This is my family's favorite cheeseball. My mom made a great cheeseball every year at Christmas and would give them away as gifts to the neighbors. This isn't that cheeseball, though. Even though I grew up eating my mom's cheeseball (and I love it), I don't make it because I'd eat the entire thing myself and then I'd be as big as a house.
Scott grew up eating this cheeseball. So, I asked my mother-in-law (aka other mother) for her recipe after we got married. We all love the onion-y taste of this creamy concoction. Heaven on a cracker. Here's the recipe:
Two 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1 small onion, grated (use a flat grater or a microplane and put it over the bowl so that all of the juices and small bits get into the bowl)
1 heaping Tbs Miracle Whip
1 tsp regular mustard
1 jar dried beef (can be found in the meat aisle near the tuna)
Put everything except the beef into a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Place the beef into the blender and grate it. Dump the beef onto a piece of waxed paper. Put the cheese mixture onto the beef and roll into a ball. Put it onto a plate and cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!