The BEST Chipped Beef Dip Recipe we’ve ever tasted! Serve this Dried Beef Dip, Hot or Cold, with baguette slices, crackers, or fresh cut vegetables!

Dip in a small bowl on a wooden serving platter next to toasted bread.

Retro Chipped Beef Dip Recipe

Chances are, if you are under the age of 30, you may not have ever tasted, or heard of, Chipped Beef Dip. This was an old-school recipe when I was a kid, and I’m in my forties.

As a child, this creamy dip that packs a punch was at neighborhood gatherings, football parties, and holiday festivities.

Then it seemingly disappeared. You know why?

The low fat era hit!

Yet over the years, it’s been slowly making a comeback. Rightfully so.

This ultra decadent and savory dip is chockfull of bits of dried beef, scallions, pickled jalapenos, and zesty herbs. It’s the perfect party snack!

Chipped beef dip in a small bowl with toasted bread next to it.

What Is Chipped Beef?

If you’ve never heard of Chipped Beef Dip, you have probably never heard of chipped beef.

Chipped Beef: Beef and that has been salted, pressed, dried, and sliced thin. It’s often called dried beef or Buddig beef. (Buddig is one of the most popular brands.)

Since it’s dried, it is not usually found in the deli section of the grocery store. Instead, dried beef is sold in jars or pouches found near the canned tuna and chicken.

Historically, chipped beef is used as a convenient form of protein when fresh meat is not available. You can use it in dips, soups, stews, or gravy.

It provides a bold savory beefy flavor and a bit of salt. Therefore, when you use chipped beef, you should reduce the amount of salt you add to the recipe.

Hand holding a small piece of bread with chipped beef dip spread on top.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream Cheese – Some dried beef dip recipes call for a smaller amount of cream cheese and more sour cream. Yet, I prefer a thick spreadable dip, so my recipe is heavy on the cream cheese.
  • Sour Cream – This is used to thin out the cream cheese just a little, and offer an extra tangy flavor.
  • Chipped Beef – Packaged dried beef found near the canned meats. Chop it into tiny pieces.
  • Green Onions – Scallions, fresh chopped for a zesty note.
  • Pickled Jalapeno – Chop them into small pieces for a little bit of heat in every bite! You can use mild or hot pickled jalapenos. Even though you will drain off the juices, this also thins the dip out a little.
  • Dill – Fresh is best! However, if you can’t find fresh dill, use 1 teaspoon dried dill instead.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – This provides depth and a little extra salt. Therefore, there’s no need to add any table salt to this recipe.
  • Garlic Powder – Because everything tastes better with a little touch of garlicy goodness!
Hand holding a jar of dried beef.

How To Make Chipped Beef Dip

  1. Smush. Place the cream cheese and sour cream in a medium mixing bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and mix until very smooth. Make sure to SMUSH all the clumps of cream cheese.
  2. Chop. Chop the dried beef into tiny pieces. Then chop the scallions, pickled jalapenos, and dill.
  3. Mix. Use a spatula to mix the dried beef, scallions, jalapenos, and dill into the cream cheese mixture. Done!

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Chipped beef dip ingredients in a bowl before mixing.

Can You Make A Hot Chipped Beef Dip Recipe?

Absolutely! I prefer cold chipped beef dip, but if you heat it up, it’s ultra saucy and creamy! Also, the flavors are a little more pronounced.

Honestly, you should try dried beef dip both ways and decide for yourself, which you like best.

To heat, place the beef dip in a small baking dish and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees F. Bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes.

You can also garnish the top with shredded cheese if you like!

Hand holding a butter knife being dipped into the dip.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure to use super soft cream cheese! I recommend taking the cream cheese out of the fridge several hours before making this cream cheese and chipped beef dip!
  • Garnish the top with sliced green onions for flavor and a slight crunch!
  • Serve cold and as it sits out, it can turn to room temperature and it will still be delicious. Serve with some veggies, assorted crackers and corn chips!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dried Beef Dip Gluten-Free?

Yes! As long as the brand of dried beef and Worcestershire sauce you buy are gluten-free, the whole recipe is gluten-free!

Most brands are, but check the ingredients just in case.

Then, of course, serve it with gluten-free crackers!

Is Chipped Beef Dip Low Carb?

Yes! If you serve it with low carb dippers like Keto Crackers or fresh-cut vegetables, it is low carb and keto-friendly.

Can You Freeze Dried Beef Dip?

I wouldn’t. It will affect its fresh perky flavor.

However, you can make chipped beef dip up to a week in advance and refrigerate it in an airtight container.

Pieces of toast lined up with the closes piece topped with chipped beef dip.

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Amazing Chipped Beef Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
The BEST Chipped Beef Dip we've ever made! This retro classic is packed with flavor and fabulous served with baguette slices or crackers… Or with fresh cut veggies as a low carb snack!
Servings: 14 (3 1/2 cups)



  • Place the softened cream cheese and sour cream in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and mix until very smooth. (Make sure there are no clumps of cream cheese left.)
  • Chop the dried beef into scant pieces. Then chop the green onions, jalapenos, and dill. Mix the dried beef, green onions, jalapenos, and dill into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Serve with toasted baguette slices, butter crackers, or fresh cut vegetables.



In a hurry? You can warm the cream cheese in the microwave so it mixes smoothly with the other ingredients.
Hot Chipped Beef Dip Recipe? Yes, you can place this dip in a baking dish and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. You can also sprinkle the top with shredded cheese before baking, if you like.


Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 394mg, Potassium: 164mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 307IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 61mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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