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How to Make Pickle and Dried Beef Roll-Ups

Loraine, wife, mother and grandmother shares favorite family recipes. Most are easy to make, 'cause she doesn't like to stay in the kitchen.

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Pickle roll-ups are easy to make and a much-anticipated party snack in my family. When I make pickle roll-ups for a party, I always make more than one because one would disappear immediately.

Are you having guests over for a New Year's party? Or are you planning a family get-together or a family reunion? Do you want to take something for the tailgate party? Whenever my family has a get-together or event, pickle roll-ups are always requested.

Quite a few years ago, one of my sisters brought pickle roll-ups to a family reunion picnic, and it was a huge success. Since then, we've made and eaten many, many pickle roll-ups. Of course, it helps that my favorite pickle is the dill. And I like the dill pickle to have been made with garlic added.

The recipe that I am sharing isn't difficult, but I've included lots of photos because sometimes it's easier to understand if you can see step-by-step pictures.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 packages thin sliced beef or corned beef
  • Dill pickles

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir together the room temperature cream cheese, chopped onion, chopped olives, salt, and cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  2. Lay out the meat in four overlapping rows. Spread with the cream cheese mixture. (Before this step, I like to spread out a sheet of tinfoil to lay the meat on because it makes it easier to make the roll.)
  3. Place dill pickles end to end along one edge of the cream cheese-covered meat.
  4. Starting on the pickle end, roll up the meat. Hold the roll together by placing toothpick speared whole green olives along the seam. Place close together so each slice of pickle roll has an olive-speared toothpick.

Step 1: Make the Filling

Make the cream cheese filling. This is soooo good!

Make the cream cheese filling. This is soooo good!

Step 2: Lay Out the Beef Slices

How to lay out beef slices. I like to use a sheet of tinfoil, which helps later when I'm ready to do the rolling.

How to lay out beef slices. I like to use a sheet of tinfoil, which helps later when I'm ready to do the rolling.

Beef slices all laid out.

Beef slices all laid out.

Step 4: Spread the Cheese Mixture

Spread the filling over the beef slices.

Spread the filling over the beef slices.

Step 5: Line Up the Dill Pickles

Place dill pickles on edge of cream cheese filling.

Place dill pickles on edge of cream cheese filling.

Step 6: Make the Roll

Start rolling the pickles into the cheese-covered beef slices.

Start rolling the pickles into the cheese-covered beef slices.

Step 7: Toothpick-Speared Olives

Pickle roll rolled and speared with green olives.

Pickle roll rolled and speared with green olives.

Step 8: Slice and Serve

Slice the pickle roll and dig in. This will be the hit of your party snacks.

Slice the pickle roll and dig in. This will be the hit of your party snacks.

Don’t throw out the juice when the dill pickles are eaten. Place peeled, hard-boiled eggs in the jar and let them marinate overnight. They taste like deviled eggs. A very tasty snack!

© 2011 Loraine Brummer

What is your favorite party appetizer? Leave a comment!

TommysPal on September 07, 2013:

I've made rolled pickles many times but your recipe has more ingredients. I have to try this. I love these things.

anonymous on June 29, 2012:

It looks delicious.

Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on April 23, 2012:

Sounds yummy; thanks for the tip also about saving the dill pickle juice to marinate hard boiled eggs. Can't wait to try it. :)

MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on January 11, 2012:

Sounds delicious! Love the photo directions - easy to follow!

WriterJanis2 on January 10, 2012:

Wonderful step by step instructions.