This recipe has been around for years! Don’t limit it to Christmas party food! The outstanding flavors make it a year round favorite!
You may not be acquainted with Beau Monde seasoning but once you meet, you’ll want to use it on everything! It is a brand name made by Spice Islands but if you can’t find it, here’s what I learned from Wikipedia:
“Beau Monde seasoning is a seasoning mixture. Basic versions are composed of salt, onion powder and celery powder. Some versions include additional ingredients such as garlic, clove, bay leaf, nutmeg, allspice, mace and others.” (Personally, I’d leave out everything in the “some versions” part except maybe garlic but you be the judge.)
So simple to make! First chop up the dried beef. I find it irresistable to snitch and nibble on a thin, chewy, salty slice while I do this!
Then put everything in a bowl and stir it up!
Spoon it into a loaf of bread you’ve hollowed out and chunked up. Arrange bread chunks around the loaf. Cover and refrigerate an hour or two to let the flavors get to know each other and “marry” as they say. 🙂 The dill, beef, mayonnaise, and all the rest will make beautiful music in your mouth!
Isn’t it pretty? Serve proudly and be sure you have a serrated knife close at hand! Why? Because one of the best parts of this comes at the end when all that remains is the chewy bread soaked with what’s left of the dip. I’d arm wrestle you for a bite of it! Yummy!!
Beef Dip in Bread Boat
A quick and easy appetizer that tastes great and presents beautifully!
- 1 small loaf Italian or French bread
- 2 cups real mayonnaise
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1/4 lb dried beef finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp Beau Monde seasoning
- 1 Tbs dill weed
- fresh parsley for garnish
Remove center of bread loaf and cut into chunks for dipping. Mix remaining ingredients together well and spoon into hollowed out loaf. Arrange bread cubes around perimeter, garnish with parsley. Flavor develops and improves if you cover and refreigerate for an hour or two. Hint: fresh dill would make a pretty garnish as well!
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