This chipped beef dip with peperoncini is tangy and salty. There are bits of sliced green onions for crunch, color, and a mild onion flavor. The peperoncini adds a pickled, tangy flavor to brighten up the dip and the dried beef adds a salty, meaty flavor. It makes a perfect appetizer with some fresh veggies or bagel chips.
So this dip was inspired by those delicious crock pot roasts that are slow cooked with peperoncini. I freaking melt at the sight of one of those recipes on pinterest, but not everyone in the family is as excited about it as I am. Who doesn’t love pot roast anyway? I’m not going to point fingers.. WESLEY.
So instead, I made this. AND I love it.
I used to work as a waitress for a mostly breakfast shift during my college years and the owner would whip up a chipped beef special every once and awhile. That’s how I was first introduced to chipped beef. It was a pleasant surprise. I was sort of weirded out by the thought of dried beef. Turns out, it’s pretty amazing stuff especially if you’re a salt lover like I am.
You can rinse off the dried beef to reduce the salt. I think it would even be fine to soak it for about 5 minutes. I did neither of those.
I love how the peperoncini brightens up this dip. With all of the cream cheese, sour cream, and chipped beef, it can be pretty heavy. Another way to freshen it up is to use fresh veggies to dip. Carrots, red peppers, cucumbers, all sound amazing as a dipper. I would have had some veggies to use for my photos, butttttt I had to test the recipe thoroughly. Quality control, friends.
This chipped beef dip with peperoncini is tangy and salty. There are bits of sliced green onions for crunch, color, and a mild onion flavor. The peperoncini adds a pickled, tangy flavor to brighten up the dip and the dried beef adds a salty, meaty flavor.
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2.5 oz. container dried beef, finely chopped*
- 2 T. (5 whole peppers) Mezzetta Peperoncini, finely chopped
- 1 T. (3 stalks) green onions, finely sliced
In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth with a hand mixer.
Stir in the dried beef, chopped peperoncini, and sliced green onions until thoroughly combined.
Place in a serving dish and dress with some bagel chips or fresh veggie sticks.
*The dried beef can be salty. If you want to cut the salt, rinse off the dried beef before chopping it. I didn't do this.
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