I can hardly remember a Christmas party growing up that didn’t include Hot Virginia Dip.
Hot Virginia Dip
Hot Virginia Dip is a baked appetizer that is both creamy and salty thanks to cream cheese, sour cream, dried beef, and garlic salt.
This dip is easy to make and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
My mom started making this after attending a Christmas party hosted by the parents of dear friends when I was in the 7th grade.
The recipe is from the wonderful Virginia Hospitality cookbook. This copy was my grandmother’s.
Granny made notes by her recipes. I love to read her notes and to look at the dates or events when she served a particular dish. (Georgia is my mom and Nancy is my aunt.)
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 tsp butter
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 T milk
- 5 oz dried beef, minced
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 tsp onion, minced
Sauté pecans in butter. Reserve.
Dice the dried beef.
Mix cream cheese, sour cream, onion, and garlic salt in a stand mixer.
Add the dried beef.
Place mixture into a 1 1/2 quart greased baking dish and top with pecans. Chill until serving time.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve hot with crackers or small breadsticks.