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Dried Beef Dip or Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • ¼ cup of mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 (2-ounce) jars dried beef, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped  
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts  
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Assorted crackers or bagel chips


  • 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;
  • Toast walnuts in microwave for 3 minutes with butter. Sprinkle nuts on top of dip.  .
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Serve immediately with crackers or bagel chips.

 Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip: Substitute 4 ounces smoked salmon for dried beef, Omit chopped nuts.


Note- The dried beef is real salty.  You can lightly rinse beef to reduce salt.

Cream Cheese and Crackers (Party Appetizer)

Need a quick appetizer for a party or for friends and family?

  • Take a block of cream cheese and dredge in a packet of dry ranch or italian salad dressing mix.
  • Serve with crackers

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