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.
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.
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!
Friday 5th of June 2020
Hi. Can you use deli roast beef in place of the dried beef?
Wednesday 10th of June 2020
Hello! I haven't attempted this recipe with this substitution, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie
Tuesday 16th of July 2019
Mom has made this dip for nearly 60 years. LOVE it! It is the best ever!
Also, I grew up eating what grandma called “shit on a shingle”. It is dried beef chopped up and mixed in with a skillet full of hot, homemade cream gravy and served over a piece of toast. A filling, hot, flavorful meal that is quick and cheap to make. I can’t believe there is anyone who has never had this. You are really missing out!
Monday 22nd of July 2019
So happy to hear you enjoy this recipe, Wilson! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Friday 22nd of March 2019
First of all real dried beef is the sliced real dried beef. The one that is in a circle is real dried beef all gound up and formed which is usually saltier. I know that armour does have the real dried beef in a jar. I haven't ever come across it in the past 20 years. But there is a little town where there is a cheese shop near us and I can get the real dried beef sliced whenever I need it. You all might want t to start looking for a place near where you live or a deli in your area.
I'm 69 and have eaten dried beef all my life. Sandwiches are great, use to take them to high school and would split mine with a girl who had never eaten dried beef. I would put mustard, used sandwich cheese or swiss, dried beef, and a slice of tomato, on rye bread. Great tasting. Then when I got married started experimenting. Dried beef gravy with finely chopped onion and green pepper, butter, add beef broth cooking it down, make your rue and add milk. This gives a great flavor profile. Kids will learn to eat the onion and green peppers. Another favorite is chicken gordon blue. Substatue the ham with the dried beef, swiss cheese, you can also bake with mushroom soup over top or make your own mushroom rue. Cream cheese with chives spread on the ground dried beef rolled up great appetizers. I have also made the cheese ball. I don't eat pork so dried beef can be a great substitute. I usually use Turkey pepperoni for my pizza. But tonight I just decided I will try the dried beef next time on my pizza.
Sunday 24th of March 2019
Thanks so much for stopping by, Hazel! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie
Monday 31st of December 2018
I also make this dip . But I add pineapple chunks, worcestershire. It's the bomb
Thursday 3rd of January 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed the dip, Esther! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Monday 24th of December 2018
This is a great easy recipe if you don’t like it so salty. You can rinse the dried beef under cool water takes a little bit of that super saltiness out
Thursday 3rd of January 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed the dip, Ann! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie