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Extra-Creamy Dried Beef Dip

Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (2-ounce) jars dried beef, chopped
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers or bagel chips

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended; stir in beef, bell pepper, and onion. Spoon into a 2 1/2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with pecans.

  2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Serve immediately with crackers or bagel chips.

  3. Extra-Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip: Substitute 4 ounces smoked salmon for dried beef, dried chives for finely chopped onion, and add 1/4 teaspoon salt to mixture. Omit chopped pecans.