Everyone loves this mild dip. Chopped dried beef adds flavor and texture. Serve with plain bagels cut into bite size pieces.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, monosodium glutamate (MSG), dill, parsley, onion and dried beef. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until thickened and chilled.

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Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 11.7mg 4% DV; sodium 226.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This a great recipe and one I have had for years! This can also be made without the msg and tastes the same. It can also be made with low/no fat sour cream and mayonnaise and is still very good! I have found over the years that using Hellmans Mayo give this dip a better flavor than Kraft. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2008
This recipe is very similar to a family recipe that we use on holidays. We don't use the refrigerated packages of beef because the flavor seems a bit washed out. Instead we use the Hormel Dried Beef (in jars on the canned meat aisle near the tuna fish). We have also never used the MSG and it turns out perfect. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This a great recipe and one I have had for years! This can also be made without the msg and tastes the same. It can also be made with low/no fat sour cream and mayonnaise and is still very good! I have found over the years that using Hellmans Mayo give this dip a better flavor than Kraft. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
This is almost the same recipe I use for what we call "Rye Boat". Equal parts of sour cream and mayo no MSG though (I don't even know why you'd add that!) garlic powder white pepper some Beaumonde if you have it and the rest is the same. Better if you make it a day ahead. Serve in a hollowed out loaf of round rye with the torn bread pieces for dipping. (We always need some extra bread or crackers.) The best part to eat is the "boat" when it's empty! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
VERY GOOD and we didn't even refrigerate for the hour! I scaled the recipe back to 10 servings. Since the scale was unable to break down some items I basically eye balled the ingredients. I didn't use the MSG or the dillweed (didn't have it). I used crushed dried italian seasonings in its place. Will make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2010
A good base recipe but I tweeked it a bit. No need for the MSG. I added 3pkgs dried beef 1 cup of miracle whip and added 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash for the seasonings.. Alowed to chill overnight and I used Thomas' plain & "everything" bagels...YUMMM Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
This is so good. I have made this a hundred times now. I have since started using a package of powdered ranch dressing mix for the seasonings it turns out great. I serve this with onion bagels or a multigrain bagel. Everyone eats it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Quick and yummy. This one is full of flavor but not for the calorie and fat counter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2007
This is such good dip! My husband loves it and makes it often too. Every time we take it anywhere people rave. We don't add MSG because that's ridiculous. It tastes great without it and the dried beef adds plenty of salt. And you can cut down on the dill a little and we use chopped dried onion. With two packages of bagels there's still a little dip left so maybe 2 1/2 packages would be better. We usually do plain and wheat. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2005
The recipe I've been looking for! I had sampled this at a get together this summer and wanted the recipe ever since. The only things I did different is I omitted the msg and used dehydrated onions. I also had smoked beef freshly shaved at my local deli as it's MUCH better than prepackaged meat. This dip is excellent and a must try! I don't even like bagels yet I love them with this dip. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
This recipe is delicious! I have made it numerous times always following the recipe and everyone asks me for the recipe. I personally think it's a must to add the MSG as it enhances all the flavors! Very tasty!!!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2008
This recipe is very similar to a family recipe that we use on holidays. We don't use the refrigerated packages of beef because the flavor seems a bit washed out. Instead we use the Hormel Dried Beef (in jars on the canned meat aisle near the tuna fish). We have also never used the MSG and it turns out perfect. Read More
(3)
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