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Hot Pecan Beef Dip
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Hot Pecan Beef Dip

Hot Pecan Beef Dip is an old-school party appetizer that's perfect for the holidays. Cream cheese, dried beef, and cheddar cheese combine to make an easy and creamy dip. Great for spreading on crackers.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Keyword beef dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 268kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) jar dried beef, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add pecan and cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch baking dish.
  • Place cream cheese, milk, sour cream, garlic powder, and pepper in a large bowl. Use a hand-held mixer to beat until smooth. (Or you can use a wooden spoon to mix it together.)
  • Stir in onion, dried beef, and cheddar cheese, plus 1/3 of the pecans. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top.
  • Bake 20 minutes and serve with crackers.


Note: Dried beef is very salty and makes this a salty dip. If you do not like really salty foods, soak the dried beef in a bowl of warm water for 10 to 15 minutes to remove some of the salt. Drain the beef and blot dry with paper towels.


Calories: 268kcal