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Dried Beef Dip

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This amazing and easy beef chip dip recipe is a great choice for a hot dip. Very creamy, dried beef dip is perfect for game day and includes sour cream, a block of cream cheese, thin slices of Buddig chipped beef, and flavor-enhancing Worcestershire sauce.

Truly the best-chipped beef dip we have ever had, this dip is warm, creamy, and serves on a variety of finger food favorites like chunks of bread, crostini, crackers, and celery. 

piece of bread in dried beef dip

Why you will love Beef Chip Dip

Distinct Flavor: There are so many choices for cold dips, from ranch to salsas, but every appetizer tray and potluck party also needs a warm, savory dip. This is one of my very favorite game-day snacks. Hot dips pair well with just about any other food on the menu and are great to include in various game dip spreads. Dried beef all wrapped in a creamy and smoky flavor makes this dip recipe hard to beat.

Perfect Party Snack: Summer is coming, and everyone needs an easy appetizer to serve up. While there are more classic appetizer recipes like football dip or this party dip, this beef dip is the perfect unique recipe to whip up.

Served in a small jar, pie plate, or small baking dish, hot chipped beef dip and its cream cheese base go amazing with fresh vegetables, club crackers, Rye bread, or Frito scoops. Dried buddig beef makes the perfect salty dip.


As someone invents, alters, and makes recipes nearly every day of my life, I want to remind you that the fresher the ingredient, the more taste the dish. I also happen to believe that you should use REAL and full-fat versions of things like sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, etc., to get the creamiest and most delicious flavors.

  • Chopped onion – Dice onion down into small bite-sized pieces. 
  • Butter – Unsalted butter works best as dried beef usually contains salt.
  • White cooking wine – White cooking wine brings the acid and balances the dish. 
  • Sour cream + real mayonnaise – Full fat sour cream and Hellmmans mayo are recommended. 
  • Cream cheese – It’s essential to use whole fat cream cheese for the riches flavors.
  • Chipped beef – Use Buddig dried beef chopped into small pieces
  • Seasonings and Flavor: Garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Toppers: We like to use chopped green onions but green peppers are also delicious and create a little crunch. 
hot cheesy beef dip in a pan

How to make Beef Chip Dip

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add freshly chopped onion, butter, and cooking wine to a skillet.
  3. Heat onions over medium heat until onions are translucent and tender.
  4. Add full-fat sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, dried chipped beef pieces, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and heat over medium-low heat, frequently stirring until mixture is hot and creamy.
  5. Spread beef chip dip mixture into a prepared casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot.
  6. Top beef dip with chopped green onions before serving with toasted bread slices. 
collage of all beef dip ingredients

Are dried beef and beef jerky the same thing?

No….not technically.

The dip recipe uses chipped dried beef. Typically they came in very thin dried slices or jerky pieces.

Note that beef jerky can be very hard in a bite and is typically a lot more rigid and dense than regular chipped beef. I prefer to stick to chipped beef, which is a smoky salty (and slightly softer) bite. That being said, beef jerky CAN be used if sliced down thin enough.

Is Dried Beef Dip Low Carb?

Dried beef dip CAN be the perfect low-carb appetizer, but please note that this original recipe contains Worcestershire sauce and white wine, neither of which are carb-free.

Additionally, unless you are using fresh veggies to dip, bread is carb-filled, making this recipe, as it is, not a great recipe for those seeing Keto-friendly nutritional facts.

This time of the year, everyone wants a good dip too much on while hosting a potluck or party. This hot chipped beef dip recipe is the perfect simple appetizer to serve with crusty bread, baguette slices, favorite crackers, or raw veggies.

beef dip in a white serving dish.

How to store Beef Chip Dip

Store beef dip in an airtight container for 3-4 days in a fridge. To reheat, put in a microwave-safe dish and heat, 30 seconds at a time, stirring and continuing to warm until melty and cheesy again.

Why I love this Buddig beef dip recipe

Chipped beef is one of those salty dips that are just so cravable. Nothing says “give me that recipe” more than the addictive flavors of chip after chip.

This is one of those recipes that do just that! With savory dried beef (and we have also used beef jerky!!), all you need is your favorite Ruffles, Tortillas, corn chips, or bread to enjoy. Beef and cheese are ALWAYS a winner.

Of course, this isn’t the only party dip on the block! If you need more savory and sweet dips that are perfect for sharing, we have those too. These delicious party dips will keep the menu fun and the plates empty. When I dip, you dip, we all dip and enjoy!

Cheese dip, crack dip, corn dip, salsa….it is hard to pick a favorite. But here are a few of our favorite dip recipes that might get you started. 

  • There really are a lot of kinds of hot dip recipes out there but I bet you have never tried a Baked Ricotta Dip!
  • Hot Onion Dip is STUFFED full of so much onion flavor.
  • For the dessert dip lovers Cherry Cheesecake Dip not tastes incredible but looks beautiful on a spread.
  • Hot Caprese Dip is a cheesy creamy hot dip that brings together the best of classic Caprese flavors.
beef chip dip on a crustini bread.
5 from 6 votes

Beef Chip Dip (Buddig)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Dried chipped beef and a silky mixture of cream cheese, mayo and sour cream make up the perfect cheesy and filling appetizer dip! Beef dip is a salty appetizer that is oven baked and served up delciously hot.


  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Chipped Beef chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • chopped green onions optional for serving
  • toasted bread slices optional for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add freshly chopped onion, butter and cooking wine to a skillet.
  • Heat chopped onions over medium heat until onions are translucent and tender.
  • Add full fat sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, chipped beef pieces, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper and heat over medium low heat, stirring frequently until mixture is hot and creamy.
  • Spread beef chip dip mixture into a prepared casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot.
  • Top beef dip with chopped green onions before serving with toasted bread slices.


How long does chipped beef dip left overs keep?
This beef dip should keep 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
How should hot beef dip be reheated?
Place dip in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and reheat until at desired temperature.
What are good toppings for beef dip?
We use green onions but some people like to add a bit of crunch like a chipped beef ball and use pieces of pecans.
What dippers go great to serve with chipped beef dip?
Breads of any kind, raw vegetables, and buttery crackers.
What can you substitute for chipped beef?
Many people turn to beef jerky but jerky is a harder more intense version of an air dried beef. If you go that route, it needs to be chopped down very small.
Where can I find chipped beef?
Chipped beef is usually found in deli areas or meats (near hot dogs) in bags or sometimes in jars.
Is there a way to make chipped beef less salty?
Soak beef in cold water for 15 minutes to remove any excess salt.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 766mg | Sugar: 2g

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  1. Lili De Angelis says:

    What kind of wine ? Your recipe didn’t say or I overlooked it !

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Its in the recipe listed and in ingredients, its white wine. 🙂

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