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.
Keyword beef dip
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
1cupfinely chopped pecans
2(8-ounce) packages cream cheese,softened
1(4.5-ounce) jar dried beef,diced
1/2cupshredded 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.