This hot chipped beef dip recipe is seasoned with savory dried beef, bell pepper and pecans with cream cheese base (we used dairy free). Serve it warm with your favorite crackers for a perfect holiday appetizer. Makes 16 servings.
Why I love this chipped beef dip recipe
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Mine was wonderful but a little bittersweet since my husband is back in France without me. Luckily, I got to spend time with my family here in Wisconsin and we had lots of snow.
Old Philadelphia pecan dip is something that we only had at Christmas time when I was growing up (at least that’s the only time I remember having it), but it would make a great appetizer/party dip for any day of the year.
It was something that I never ate when I was actually a kid, but I remember it always being there and now that I’m older, I love it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe
How to make chipped beef dip
Prep your ingredients. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature (or close to it), and chop the peppers and dried beef.
If you need to chop your pecans, do that too. But I recommend buying pecan pieces that are already chopped to make this even easier.
Mix until combined. Transfer the mixture to a pie plate and top with pecans.
Bake until warm. Pop the pie plate into the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the dip is warmed throughout and bubbling along the edges.
FAQ’s and tips for making chipped beef dip
If you find that chipped beef is too salty for your liking you’re not alone. The good news is that you can remove some excess salt by simply soaking the beef in hot water for about 10 minutes prior to using. Then squeeze out as much excess water as possible before adding it to your recipe.
While you certainly could, you may not want to. A lot of the time products like cream cheese (with or without dairy) don’t freeze and thaw well. They become chunkier or crumble. That said, this dish is baked so it could help to melt the texture down and make it less noticeable of a difference.
This chip beef recipe is gluten free! None of the ingredients requested should contain any gluten, but if you’re gluten free due to an allergy, make sure that you double check for cross contamination warnings. Also, you’ll want to make sure that your chips/crackers (whatever you’re dipping into it) are gluten free as well.
If you don’t have a pie plate or tart pan handy, you can simply use any oven-safe baking dish. Even a cast iron skillet could get the job done. While some plates or dishes might make it look prettier than others, the most important thing is being able to get it in the oven to warm up and into that gooey dip we’re looking for.
More dips to try
Appetizer recipes you’ll enjoy!
- Beer battered onion straws
- Crispy baked chicken wings
- Baked scallops
- Relish tray
- 6 ingredient fish cakes
This hot chipped beef dip recipe is seasoned with savory dried beef, bell pepper and pecans with cream cheese base (we used dairy free). Serve it warm with your favorite crackers for a perfect holiday appetizer.
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8 ounces (227g) dairy free cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 1/2 ounces dried beef, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
- 2 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise with an electric mixer.
- Stir in the dried beef, green pepper, onion flakes, garlic powder and salt.
- Fill a pie plate or tart pan with the cream cheese mixture and top with the pecans.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Serve warm with crackers, chips or toasted baguette slices.
Keywords: dairy free, easy, dip, Christmas
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