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Dad's Beef and Chive Dip

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"My dad would stop at our local store's deli each holiday just to purchase the dried beef cheese ball he loved. One year after tasting a similar style, I decided to mix the two together and came up with this dip. It is in honor of my dad who 'had to have' his cheese ball every year! This version is now a staple at all our family gatherings! Serve with crackers or bagel chips. You can use low-fat or fat-free versions of the cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese to lower calories and fat. I would not recommend fat-free cheddar cheese though."
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1 h 15 m servings 78
Original recipe yields 56 servings (7 cups)


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  1. Mix the sour cream and chive dip, sour cream, and cream cheese together in a large bowl.
  2. Fold the green onion, dried beef, and Cheddar cheese into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Cover dip with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To make as a cheese ball, mix all the ingredients together save the Cheddar cheese. Refrigerate the mixture until set, form into a ball, and roll in the shredded Cheddar cheese. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 78 calories; 7.1 1.2 2.5 23 130 Full nutrition

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I had to work with what I had on hand, and needed to get rid of a package of bagels. I took this dip to a meeting, and actually had a girl give me money to make it for her! The only reason I h...

This dip was tasty, easy to make and economical! I cut the recipe down a bit by eliminating the plain sour cream and one of the packages of cream cheese, but I kept all other ingredients the sa...