Retro Favorite: Dried Beef Dip

Time to bring it back!  I know you remember this classic dip made from the chipped beef in the little glass jar. In its day it was seen on every coffee table on Saturday night.  Why? Because it was a delicious, satisfying, comfort food that somehow reminded veterans of SOS.  They still sell it in the little glass jar so you can bring back memories for your friends.

  • 2 eight ounce blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 of a cup of sour cream
  • 1  five ounce jar of chipped beef, minced
  • 1/2 of a bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 of an onion, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of pecans, toasted and chopped

Mix first six ingredients well, spoon into a stoneware baking dish and sprinkle pecans on top.  Place in a 300 degree oven until it enthusiastically bubbles.  Tastes great with Triscuits!