Hot Virginia Dip

Several years ago, my dear Aunt Judy had a massive family reunion at her home. Great fun was had and delicious food was eaten…as always. This dip stands out in my memory. Perhaps it’s because it was so tasty…or maybe because I ate so much of it. Either way, I copied the recipe from Aunt Judy but never made it…until a few days ago.

The dip was a winner. Sauteed nuts, cream cheese, dried beef, hints of garlic and onion…a flavor explosion and not a dip for the weak in appetite.

I forgot to take a picture until we had already dug in to the dip, so I just took a picture of the edge. The recipe calls for pecans, but alas – I only had walnuts and almonds, so I picked the walnuts as a substitute. We ate it with whole wheat tortilla chips. The dip is salty because of the dried beef, so just make sure to serve it with a less-salty chip.

If you’re planning a party, keep in mind that this dip can be assembled beforehand. Just cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you bake it. Check out the handy printable below!

Hot Virginia Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Hot Virginia Dip

A hearty dip that packs an explosion of flavor. Not for the weak in appetite!


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 ounces minced dried beef
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 teaspoons minced onion


  1. Saute pecans in butter. Reserve.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


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  1. Dina says:

    Omg !! I am so excited . My grandmother use to make this every holiday . She has past away and nobody knew how she made it ! I just made it and it is awesome , I have tears in my eyes as the memories rush through my head ! Thank – you much !!

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