CHIPPED BEEF DIP (Lee Lindamood's)

1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 T. butter
1/4 t. salt
1 pkg. (8 oz.) creamed cheese, softened
2 T. milk
1 jar (5 oz.) dried beef, finely chopped
1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper
2 T. onion flakes
1/2 t. garlic powder or 1/2 t. pressed garlic
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 t. Beau Monde seasoning

In a small skillet, heat pecans in butter and salt; heat through and set aside. Blend cream cheese with milk in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and turn into an (8 inch) glass pie plate. Sprinkle with pecans and bake 325° for 20 minutes. Serve with party rye or crackers.
(serves 4-6)

Chipped Beef Dip recipe is published in our January, 2005 Menu Minder.