Christmas Pickle Dip
24 ozjar of whole baby dill pickles-reserve pickle juice
4 1/2 ozjar of dried beef (near canned tuna)
24 ozcream cheese, softened
1/4-1/2 tspcayenne pepper--optional
1/4-1/2 tspgarlic powder-optional
1/4-1/2 tsponion powder-optional
How to Make Christmas Pickle Dip
- Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Next,chop the pickles into tiny pieces, then thinly chop the dried beef. Add some reserved pickle juice to softened cream cheese (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup). Mix with a spatula until smooth and creamy. (Note-the more juice the creamier the texture and the more pickle taste). Finally add the chopped pickles and dried beef. Stir until evenly mixed.
Add more pickle juice at this point if the dip is too stiff. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight (for best results).
- I add a little cayenne pepper to give the dip a little kick. this is optional. Another option, is adding a little garlic powder and onion powder. Or, you can just make the basic recipe, all are great.
- Serve with crackers, veggies, corn chips or ridged potato chips. This dip will not last too long!!