Mom's Cheese Ball
1 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese
1 pkg of sliced dried beef - chopped (I use Armour Dried Beef & put it in the food processor to get it evenly chopped up)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 bottle of chives
1/2 tsp. Accent (I don't use this. Accent is MSG which we try to avoid in my household. It's found in a lot of things we eat, but I don't want to purposely put it in our food if I can avoid it. It is suppose to be a flavor enhancer, but there's loads of flavor in this cheese ball without the MSG's help.)
Mix all the ingredients together & form into a ball. You can roll the ball in pecan chips or almond slivers if you want. I usually roll mine in more chopped up dried beef. Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate. It's best if you make it the night before & they can be frozen if you want to make them way in advance or just keep them on hand in case company stops by.