If you, like me, believe that almost everything is better with garlic and cream cheese, then YOU are in for a treat today… And just in time for Super Bowl!
This delicious dip has been in the family for years.
The warm, creamy goodness with the crunchy, toasted pecans is the perfect balance.
And, just as important, it is an absolute SNAP to make. Only two quick things to chop, stir it all together, and bake it for a few minutes before serving.
Any sturdy chips or crackers make the perfect accompaniment, but I think Triskets are my personal favorite for this. 😉
You can even make it days in advance in little crocks or pyrex and refrigerate it until party time. Just bake and serve!
Now here’s my confession: you could probably make this with all fresh ingredients… and I’m sure it would be delicious. But the good ol’ traditional family way calls for a bunch of simple alternatives: minced garlic (the refrigerated jar kind) and minced onions (the dried ones), making it a SUPER easy recipe. Any time you’re planning for a crowd, I think time – and sanity! – savers are a must! Especially since it’s baked, you retain the zesty flavors of onion and garlic without the time of chopping…
The only slightly foreign ingredient for me is the “dried beef.” It’s a little jar of thinly sliced salami-looking beef, found on the aisle with the canned tuna or chili. It sounds a little scary, but it adds some heartiness to the dip and a good, smoked flavor that is perfection.
So give it a try… I think you and your guests will love it!
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