It's not a party without some chips and dip, but if you're stuck in a rut of cheese dip and French onion dip as your party mainstays, we've got a new dip recipe you're going to want to add to your party dip rotation: Dried Beef Dip. This classic appetizer recipe is yummy, easy and quick to make. You can serve it cold or hot, which makes it perfect for a potluck or game night at home. Not familiar with dried beef? Here's what you need to know and how to use it in this creamy dip.

Dried beef isn't beef jerky. Dried beef, or chipped beef, is pressed, salted and dried beef that has been sliced into thin pieces. You'll find it at the grocery store in small jars or bags located near other canned meat. This chipped beef dip recipe balances the saltiness of the beef with the creaminess of cream cheese and sour cream for a dip that goes with everything. Your guests are going to love it.

All you need for dried beef dip is softened cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and diced dried chipped beef. It takes about five minutes (or less) of prep time to mix these ingredients together with an electric mixer. While you can serve it right away, this dip is even better when you make it ahead of time. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or even overnight, to let the flavors meld together. You can serve it cold or put the dip in a baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes total time in a 350-degree oven.

This dried beef dip recipe is also easy to customize. Add pecans, green peppers, onion powder or chopped onions, horseradish, or jalapeño pepper. Smoked paprika would be great, too, to add more smokey flavor. Serve your dip with tortilla chips, baguette slices, rye bread, or veggies, It's even a great breakfast dip when you serve it with bagels!


Dried Beef Dip 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounes sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces dried chipped beef
  • 4 green onions sliced

Instructions

Heat your over to 350 degrees. Combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder in a bowl with an electric mixer.

Stir in the dried beef and green onions.

Add the mixture to a baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes, until it's hot and bubbly.

Garnish with your choice of toppings and serve with your favorite dippers.