Chipped Beef Dip

by | Nov 29, 2019 | All, Appetizers

There is a reason this Chipped Beef Dip recipe has been around for years. Classic appetizer recipes never go out of style!

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Chipped Beef Dip

You know those foods that your family has been making for years, the ones that bring back lots of good memories?

This Chipped Beef Dip recipe is one of those appetizers in our house.

My husband grew up with it, and it has turned into one of my go-to dips when entertaining. And why wouldn’t it? It’s easy to make, great hot or cold, and gives me a reason to eat Fritos

Chipped Beef dip in a white baking dish with fritos for eating.

What is Chipped Beef? 

If you’re unfamiliar with the exact definition of chipped beef, or where to find it, here’s a little run down to give you some clarity.

Chipped beef is a form of pressed, salted and dried beef that has been sliced into thin pieces. While the meat is dried, it’s not nearly as dry as beef jerky and has a much lower fat content than beef jerky. 

Where to Find Chipped Beef

You can find chipped beef sold in small jars, cans or pouches. They will typically be sold in the refrigerated deli section with other prepackaged deli meats.

Don’t be alarmed if you can’t find anything that says “chipped beef”, it can also come labeled as “dried beef”. So if you spot either of those terms, you’ll be in good shape. 


How To Make Chipped Beef Dip

I originally got this recipe for Chipped Beef Dip from my mother-in-law but have since tweaked it a little. Don’t worry, this dip is still really close to the original, but this “beefed up” version is my favorite.

To make this recipe you’ll preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the cream cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl and mix until smooth. Next, add garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Then you’ll add in the beef and onions and mix until combined.

Lastly, place the mixture in a pie plate and bake until the dip is hot and bubbly. Serve with Fritos or other corn chips and enjoy!

Hand holding a Fritos chip and scooping Chipped Beef Dip from a silver bowl.

Tips for making Chipped Beef Dip:

This Chipped Beef Dip recipe only has 6 ingredients and comes together in minutes. The original recipe calls for chopped green pepper but I omitted that and swapped the chopped onion for green onion.

This way the dip still has a pretty green color sprinkled throughout, but now the garlic flavor really shines through.

But don’t worry if you love green pepper. Feel free to throw it in. This dip will still taste amazing!

Dips that are easy to make your own are my favorite – especially when they involve Fritos. And the way this one disappears every time I make it shows me I’m not alone!

Make-Ahead Tip: This dip can easily be made ahead of time. Just let it come to room temperature before putting in the oven or add additional baking time to compensate.

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No Party is Complete Without Chipped Beef Dip

You know how some parties just feel like they are missing something? You’re surrounded by great people, sipping on some amazing drinks but something is just missing. Then you realize its the food table… Every party goes nightmare is when the food is sub-par. 

Make sure you never run into that catastrophe the next time you’re hosting or attending an event. Showing up with this chipped beef dip will make everyone’s eyes light up. Trust me, you won’t be leaving with any leftovers, so maybe it’s best to make a double batch. 

Chipped Beef Dip Pairings

The only thing that can make a good dip recipe even better, is pairing it with a spread of food that’s equally as tasty. This party staple goes well with so many dishes that it’s almost impossible to go wrong. 

If you’re the one hosting the next gathering, here are a few recommendations to help make your food table the talk of the party. 

The Ultimate Summer Salad 

The Best Dinner Rolls 

Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd 

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie



Chipped Beef Dip in silver tray with corn chips for eating.

Here are Even More of The Best Dips Ever

As mentioned above, I am a little Frito obsessed, meaning dip recipes are my weakness because then I can pull out that beloved Fritos.

Since you can never have too many ways to eat Fritos, you need to always have a new recipe on hand to serve as your excuse to eat them even more.

Here are a few of my favorites right now: 

Cheesy Sausage Dip- Garnish with Lemon®

Neiman-Marcus Inspired Dip– Brown Eyed Baker

Beer Cheese Dip– Garnish with Lemon®

Ninfa’s Green Sauce-Foodie with Family

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip– Garnish with Lemon®

chipped beef dip in a metal baking dish on a dark background with corn chips for eating.

There’s Never a Wrong Time For Dip

Yes, this dip is the PERFECT recipe for all of your gatherings from small to large, why should we only save it for special occasions? That just seems like we wouldn’t be doing this recipe justice. It deserves to be a “just because” staple too. 

The next time you’re craving something a little different from your normal routine, whip up a batch of this chipped beef dip, and you won’t regret it. The original recipe does make enough for 8, but it can easily be cut in half to make it perfect for just a few people to enjoy without any going to waste. 

Once you make the recipe, don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 


Yield: 10 servings

Chipped Beef Dip

chipped beef dip in a metal baking dish on a dark background with corn chips for eating.

This classic Chipped Beef Dip recipe is always a hit at a party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2-3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces Buddig beef, diced
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cream cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl and mix until smooth. Add garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce and mix well.
  3. Add beef and onions and mix until combined.
  4. Place in pie plate and bake for 20-30 minutes or until dip is hot and bubbly.
  5. Serve with Fritos or other corn chips.

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Nutrition Information:


10 servings

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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    I’ve made this for years but have always put it into a hollowed out round Shepard’ loaf. I do wrap it in aluminum foil before putting it into the oven. Then we use the Bread (broken into bite sized pieces) to use for eating the mixture. I also usually get a small loaf of French bread to also tear into bite sized pieces for serving this.

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      My Aunt makes it just like you! With the bread bowl and it’s AMAZING! Im excited to try it with Fritos now to

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    A co-worker made this for years, it was the best dip ever cold. I tried to make it but never came out the same. thanks for recipe

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    I made it today and tinted it green for St Pats Day ?☘️

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      How fun!

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    A woman with whom I worked more than 20 years ago always added toasted chopped walnuts to this recipe, and that made it SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!! She never served it with corn chips (and just as a “by the way,” Frito is a brand name, not the actual product. Corn chips are the edible product), but served it with such things as Triscuit crackers, raw vegetables, and sourdough bread that had been cut into bite-size pieces. It was so delicious, many of us would have it as our work lunch.

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      Tricuit is also a “brand name” of a cracker made by Nabisco. In reference to the Fritos, yes that is a brand name of a corn chips made by Frito-lay. This is like correcting someone for using Doritos instead of nacho cheese corn chips.

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        Or correcting someone for saying Kleenex rather than tissue.

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    If I want to serve this cold should I bake it and then refrigerator it or just serve cold?

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      I’d bake it and then serve it cold but you can do it either way!

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        Thank you! Baking it definitely brought the flavor out in it!

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    Has anyone ever had it with water chestnuts?? I’m trying to tout the recipe my favorite cousin would make and I swear it was this dip with chopped water chestnuts….. but I don’t want to ruin it hahahha so thanks in advance

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    Made this recipe for a work Easter pot luck and I am glad that I gave myself plenty of time. When the recipe was first made I follow directions to the letter, after baking the dip I was excited to taste it and was horrified….the WORCESTERSHIRE sauce is very overpowering as listed in the ingredients. I would recommend that you use much less of the sauce, maybe 1/3-1/2 of the original 1 TBSP.


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