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.
- 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.