Sundays typically involve a fourth meal, usually in between lunch and dinner. We’re busy cleaning and sweeping up the house, and that makes us hungry! Come on, I know we aren’t the only ones.
So, we just HAPPENED to make this dip on the afternoon of a Colts game, that we just so happened to watch because a friend was visiting with us. So by no means was this dip made for the intention of eating during a football game. That is SO not my style.
Not that you can’t eat this dip during a football game. I’m just saying… it wasn’t intentional. But what WAS intentional? The deliciousness of the dip, that is.
What is chipped beef, you ask? According to Wikipedia, chipped beef was consumed in WWII by men in the military, often spread onto toast. “Shit on a Shingle” it was coined (or SOS) and was synonymous with the military experience, just like pea soup was for the French. I bet it wasn’t as tasty as this dip is.
Chipped beef dip can be cold or warm. I suggest baking this and enjoying it warm, then putting the leftovers in the fridge and pulling it out later for a midnight snack while it is cold. I recently ate at a breakfast diner with my dad and instead or ordering my usual biscuits and gravy, I asked for the chipped beef and gravy. Essentially it is what this dip is – savory, salted and peppered with bits of red sliced beef that is super salty and delicious. I wouldn’t add any additional salt to this recipe without tasting it first. The salty kettle chip with the salty dip was a little much for me, and I really like salt!
You can find chipped beef either in the deli meat section next to the Lunchables or you can buy the stuff in the jar that you find near the tuna and chicken in a can. I found dried slices of beef, but a large chunk that you can slice yourself works too.
Green onions and Worcestershire enhance the chipped beef and make this dip delectable. You can easily double it if you’re making it for that football tailgate. Or just for yourself. Nobody needs to know the truth I served this with crusty rye bread, kettle chips and cucumbers but Saltines, homemade bread or pumpernickel works too.
Hot Chipped Beef & Green Onion Dip
- One 8-oz package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
- 2 green onions, finely diced (from end to end)
- One 3-oz package dried beef, diced
Preheat the oven to 375.
In an 8×8 glass baking dish, mix room temperature cream cheese with sour cream and milk. Add the Worcestershire, green onions and diced dried beef and stir. Bake for 15 minutes and stir before serving.