Cattleman's Spread Recipe
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Cattleman's Spread Recipe

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Fit for a dairy farmer's birthday, this hearty appetizer was perfect for our theme dinner. The spread is "beefed up" with dairy products, and pecans give it a pleasant crunch. —Carol Troyer, Pryor, Oklahoma and Teresa Stutzman, Adair, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:28 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) dried beef, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons diced onion
  • Crackers and breadsticks

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 86 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute pecans in butter until golden; set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream and garlic powder; mix well. Stir in beef and onion. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with the pecans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers and breadsticks. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cattleman's Spread in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p37

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"Very good, even better the next day!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"this is so good. made it many times, always gone before I can take any home."

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