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Note: May substitute low-fat or Neufchatel cheese for cream cheese.

Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened (See note)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2/3 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
2-1/2 ounces to 5 ounces dried beef, cut into 1/4-inch size pieces

Instructions

Blend cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and horseradish until well mixed. Stir in green olives. Using a spatula or wax paper, form into a ball. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Roll in finely cut dried beef and set on platter. Serve with crackers.

M.M. Griffith
Moline



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