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Dried Beef & Dill Pickle Spread

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“My Air Force Son loves "Pickle Roll Ups." This involves a slice of Buddig dried beef,spread with a thin layer of cream cheese. A pickle spear is placed on one end & the beef is rolled around the pickle. Then the rollup is sliced into 1" pieces. The last Thanksgiving he was home with his family was 1997 & I spent hours on those crazy rollups. They were all gone in about 15 minutes. NO MORE! This was my answer & he loves this spread. Happy Thanksgiving Jer. Love & Miss you.”
3 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (light is ok)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (light is ok)
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 12 cups dill pickles, chopped (use whole Kosher dills)
  • 6 ounces dried beef (3 of the 2 ounce pkg of Buddig)
  • 18 teaspoon garlic powder (more to taste)


  1. Chop dill pickles into pieces slightly larger than pickle relish, about 1/4". Measure 1 1/2 cups & set aside.
  2. Use a knife to cut dried beef into pieces, about 1/2". Set aside.
  3. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, onion & garlic powder. Process til smooth.
  4. Scrape into large bowl & stir in rest of ingredients.
  5. Chill til ready to serve.
  6. Serve with Ritz crackers.
  7. I don't recommend putting pickles & beef in processor because this dip needs the chunky texture.
  8. Servings/yield are not exact.

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