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Cattleman's Spread

 Cattleman's Spread
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
28 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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.