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Hot Dried Beef Dip Recipe (Bread Bowl Optional)

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Hot Dried Beef Dip is on the table anytime we host a party or family gathering. I make most of my party dips in bread bowls whenever possible.

Combine the flavors of cream cheese, sour cream, and dried beef with some horseradish for a slight kick to make this delicious dip. You’ll be sharing the recipe and bringing this fabulous appetizer to every event you attend.

Yummy Hot Dried Beef Dip in a bread bowl.

How to Serve Dried Beef Dip

 The local grocery store always has round bread on their bakery shelves. The normal price is right around $2 and after a day they’re 1/2 price, so I stock up the freezer. We prefer the combo of pumpernickel with the dried beef dip, but sourdough or rye tastes great, too.

This dip can easily be made in a baking dish, also if you don’t have round bread to use. Some people will even serve this dip cold, but it’s a lot harder to dip into when it’s cold. Tastes great with bread cubes, Triscuits or pretzels. Enjoy!

Hot Dried Beef Dip in a bread bowl.

Sometimes finding the main ingredient, dried beef, for this recipe is tricky. I can normally go to any of our local butcher shops and buy it by the pound. My son has even made a dried venison roast that I have been able to use in my dip recipe.

I made the latest batch while I was visiting my mother and the deli did not sell dried beef. I happen to find it by accident in Kroger. It was located in the breakfast sausage area. You can also sometimes find dried beef in jars on shelves in stores like Walmart.

Hot Dried Beef Dip ingredients

Dip Ingredients (full recipe at end of post)

Sour Cream

Dried Beef

Minced Onion

Cream Cheese

Horseradish – optional

Bread Bowl – optional

You can use a baking dish, but the bread bowl is the best way to enjoy a dried beef dip. Adding fresh horseradish gives it a nice zing, but you can easily omit it.

Hot Dried Beef Dip in a bread bowl.
Hot Dried Beef Dip Recipe (Bread Bowl Optional)

Hot Dried Beef Dip Recipe (Bread Bowl Optional)

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 8 oz Dried Beef finely chopped
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 3 TBSP Minced Onion
  • 1 or 2 TBSP Horseradish, optional
  • Bread Bowl, optional


  1. On low speed in a mixing bowl beat together sour cream and cream cheese.
  2. Fold in Onion.
  3. Fold in Horseradish if desired.
  4. Stir in dried beef.
  5. If you are using a bread bowl hollow out the center and fill with prepared dip.
  6. Otherwise, bake in a small oven safe dish. (I'd use some kind of non-stick spray on the dish)
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with bread cubes, fresh veggies and crackers.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 45mgSodium 705mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 9g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Sunday 12th of February 2023

We add dried dill to the recipe and leave out the horseradish.

Kathy Webber

Saturday 26th of November 2022

I used to make this recipe or one very similar back in the 80’s. My recipe was lost. I remember putting finely chopped walnuts in also which really makes it tasty .

Jamie Bullard

Sunday 12th of February 2023

@Kathy Webber, I’ve also made this and added chopped dill pickles!

Connie Rash

Friday 21st of October 2022

I made this cold all the time but it was for tailgating. The only thing I added was little bit of beer. I think whoever gave me the recipe wanted to just drink the rest of the beer. It did make easier to mix together.

Michele Brosius

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

That would definitely make it easier to mix for you and other person drinking the beer. LOL Thanks!

Nancy Wetzel

Sunday 26th of December 2021

How big is a serving? 1/2 C or 1/4 C ?

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Dip is hard to say a serving size because everyone will take more or less than someone else. 1/2 cup is too much. !/4 or less is best. THANKS


Sunday 26th of December 2021

I grew up with this we made it a little different we would add accent and it really pumps up the flavor

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