• Geneva Mercer’s Warm Cheesy Chopped Beef Dip

    GENEVA MERCERI suppose this dip could be served cold; however, I usually serve it as a warm dip, and everyone seems to love it. Of course, the recipe was shared with me years and years ago by one of the best cooks in Texas: Geneva Cox Mercer, and if Geneva made it….well, let’s just say that I never ate anything she made that wasn’t wonderful!

    I actually did not think that I could still buy the little jar of dried beef that I had always used in this dip. However, as I strolled the store one day, I happened upon an end aisle loaded with that very ingredient.

    Needless to say, I bought several, and I have plans for serving this dip several times in the very near future!

    The longer the dip sets, the more the flavors mix.

    This is what I started with.

    This is what I started with.

    Because I used the hottest jalapeno in the history of the world, I did not use many onion tops.

    Because I used the hottest jalapeno in the history of the world, I did not use many onion tops.

    Without the onion tops, I decided I needed a little color so I hurriedly cut up a little parsley.

    Without the onion tops, I decided I needed a little color so I hurriedly cut up a little parsley.

    Ingredients*

    1/4 Cup Sour Cream
    2-3 Tablespoons Half & Half
    8 Ounces Cream Cheese
    2 1/2 Ounce Jar of Dried Beef, I chop in food processor.
    1 Jalapeno, seeded and pulsed in food processor.
    1-2 Green Onion tops, very thinly sliced

    I usually double this recipe,  but I do not double the meat. Of course, you can suit your taste on that. Just remember that dried meat is salty. The beauty of this one is that if you are a carb watcher in the need of a special treat, this one is perfectly legal!

    Preparation

    1. Place sour cream and half & half in saucepan over low heat.

    2. As creams warm, add cubed cream cheese and melt over very low heat.

    3. Add remaining ingredients and stir well, continuing over low heat until all is mixed well.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    One Response to Geneva Mercer’s Warm Cheesy Chopped Beef Dip

    1. Maxine Burns says:

      Oh, I loved that dip! I have not thought about it in a long time but it was always good. Anyway, it is just something a little different. Geneva was such a good cook. It seems like all the family wanted to congregate at her house. We always lived out of town…but loved coming home and going out there in the country. She always liked to find new recipes (like me…wonder who I got that from….) and prepare those dishes when we all came to visit. So many wonderful memories of all of the fun times we had going down there to visit them. And all the marvelous food! I do miss her so much!

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