Dried Beef Dip

Dried Beef Dip is made with only 3 ingredients and pairs perfectly with just about anything from crackers  to fresh veggies. This dip is always one of the first to disappear!

Dried Beef Dip is made with only 3 ingredients and pairs perfectly with just about anything from fresh veggies to toasted baguette. So easy and so good!

If you happened to check out my Birthday Marshmallow Cereal Treats, you know that Elle’s birthday party was just a couple weeks ago. We kept things super simple by having the small gathering catered and the desserts made by a local bakery. It was most definitely the right decision because I wasn’t spazzing out the entire time trying to keep the food hot and worrying if I made enough cookies. I saved the spazzing for making sure no one tracked mud across my brand new wool rug from West Elm. Turns out a cream rug in an entryway is a terrible idea.

Even though we had everything taken care of, my step-brother’s girlfriend, Jen, brought a vegetable tray with the most amazing dip. It was whipped, creamy and the perfect companion to a load of fresh vegetables.

Dried Beef Dip is made with only 3 ingredients and pairs perfectly with just about anything from crackers and toasted baguette to fresh veggies. Always a crowd pleaser!

That simple Dried Beef Dip turned out to be the hit of food spread and no one could believe it was made with just three simple ingredients – whipped cream cheese, green onions and dried beef. And let me tell you, I’m a dip lover and this one definitely ranks up there with my BBQ Jalapeño Popper Dip and my Pizza Dip – it’s that delish!

If you’re at all like me, you may be thinking, “What the heck is dried beef and why is it in a dip?” – trust me, I thought the same exact thing when she emailed me the recipe. Turns out, dried dip isn’t beef jerky, even though that’s immediately what came to mind. It’s actually found at the regular grocery store in the tuna aisle. It comes in cute little glass jar and kind of resembles salami once you unroll the slices.

Dried Beef Dip is made with only 3 ingredients and pairs perfectly with just about anything from fresh vegetables to crackers! So good!

My friend, Amber tells me her grandma used dried beef to make sh!t on a shingle. Why anyone wants to make or eat something dubbed sh!t on a shingle is beyond me, but Amber assures me it was amazing. I think I’ll take her word for it though.

This Dried Beef Dip comes together is a matter of minutes and is perfect for last minute entertaining, a dip party, or a delicious addition to your Super Bowl spread! It gets even better if it has time to hang out in the fridge for a bit, so make it the night before to save even more time! This is probably a good time to say Go (insert football team name here}! But since I don’t even know who is playing in the Superbowl, I’ll leave you with Go Dip! Meaning go make this dip!

Dried Beef Dip

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 8-ounce containers whipped-style cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 2.5-ounce jar dried beef, chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, optional (see note below)
 

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in dried beef and green onions until fully incorporated.
  2. Cover and chill for at least two hours or overnight.
  3. Serve with fresh veggies, toasted baguette or crackers.

Notes:

  • If you want the consistency of the dip to be a bit thinner, you can add about 1/4 cup sour cream.

12 Responses to “Dried Beef Dip”

  1. Dear Jamie, My mom used to make a dish called Creamed Chipped Beef. It was such a simple meal and all us kids loved it growing up. I haven’t thought of dried beef in years. This dip looks so easy, can’t believe it has only three ingredients. Perfect timing with the big game! xo

    • Jamie — February 5th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      I’m so intrigued by by chipped beef recipes now. Looks like I’ll be picking another jar or two of dried beef. Thanks so much for stopping by, Allie!
      -Jamie

  2. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 5, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    My guys would love this.  One of the first dinner recipes I learned to make when we first got married was chicken breasts that were rolled up with dried beef.  Then it was baked in a sauce with cream of chicken soup and sour cream.  It was actually really good and I hadn’t thought about that recipe in ages.  

    • Jamie — February 6th, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Miss, that recipe sounds fabulous! You should definitely give it a try.

  3. Nikki — February 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    WOW! talk about a flash back!  My Mom used to make something very much like this.  There is one ingredient that she used that I think is a must.   Horseradish.  A few Tablespoons for the timid and a lot more for the more adventurous.  The horseradish does add a lot of flavor to this dip or the way my mom did this, she made mixed all the ingredients except the beef then spread the filling on a slice of the beef and rolled it up. This is also great with sliced beef from the deli or left over beef.  Also a great spread for a beef sandwich. 
    (I have made this using Greek Style Yogurt in place of the sour cream no one can tell the difference.)

    • Jamie — February 6th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Great ideas, Nikki! We’re not super big fans of horseradish, but I might just have to give it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by.
      -Jamie

  4. Abby — February 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I think dried beef may be a Dutch thing. I grew up in a small Dutch town and the local meat market always has dried beef available. We eat it on sandwiches – it is probably my favorite deli meat. We also make a cheese dried beef spread to put on open face sandwiches. I’m not a fan, but most people love it. This dip sounds similar to something my mom makes. I think she adds a few more spices, but it is delicious!

    • Jamie — February 6th, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I’ve never had it on a sandwich, but I imagine it to be a lot like salami or pepperoni. I wonder if my local deli has it available, now I have to check! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  5. Bambi Mayer — February 7, 2016 at 2:50 am

    One of the tastiest things that my late mother-in-law made (she wasn’t much of a cook) was her cheese balls made with cream cheese, green onions and dried beef, rolled in chopped pecans. She made several for our wedding reception (38 years ago) and they were always a hit when I served them. I haven’t made one in ages–thanks for this post reminding me of them.

    • Jamie — February 7th, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      That sounds absolutely delicious, Bambi! So glad this post could bring up such a great memory! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  6. DebbyeS — February 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Hi, Jamie! I made this for our Super Bowl party, but I have a question.  Did you rinse the dried beef before you made this? The jar that I bought had “Rinse dried beef with warm water before using in recipes” written on the lid so I did just that.  The dip just tasted like cream cheese with green onions to me.  The beef only added some texture.  A friend at the party told me that she didn’t like dried beef because it is too salty but when she tried the dip she said it wasn’t salty at all.  So did I rinse off the salt that adds to the flavor of this dip?  My husband loved it anyway!  Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jamie — February 8th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Debbye-
      I didn’t rinse the beef and found the level of saltiness to be just fine. I think rinsing the beef would definitely rid the beef of all the salty flavor. Maybe rinse only half of it next time if you don’t want it to be salty. I hope this helps!
      -Jamie

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