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Cattleman’s Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


3-1/2 cups

Fit for a dairy farmer's birthday, this hearty appetizer was perfect for our theme dinner. The spread is "beefed up" with dairy products, and pecans give it a pleasant crunch. —Carol Troyer, Pryor, Oklahoma and Teresa Stutzman, Adair, Oklahoma


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) dried beef, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons diced onion
  • Crackers and breadsticks


  1. In a skillet, saute pecans in butter until golden; set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream and garlic powder; mix well. Stir in beef and onion. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with the pecans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers and breadsticks.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 86 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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