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Hot Pecan Beef Spread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

2 cups

A friend shared this appetizer with me, and I've made it often over the years. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator and can be reheated or served cold.—Harriet Kroeger, Blaine, Minnesota

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (3 ounces) dried beef, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • Assorted crackers or pita chips

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, saute pecans in butter until toasted; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add the sour cream, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Stir in the beef, onion and green pepper.
  2. Spoon into a greased shallow 3-cup baking dish. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers or pita chips.

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