Jan's - Diane's Cream Cheese and Beef Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is great on a bagel, melba toast, or even just plain bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften onions in sherry.
  2. Warm cream cheese to room temperature.
  3. Blend mayonaise and cream cheese well.
  4. Add onions.
  5. Chop beef and olives.
  6. Add to mixture.
  7. Chill and serve.
Most Helpful

Very tasty! I wasn't sure at first what jarred smoked beef was but finally figured out it was what I call dried beef. I assumed since the onion was to be softened in the sherry that it was supposed to be dried onion, so that's what I used. I also used neufchatel cheese and light mayo. I was a little short on green olives (only had about 2 Tbsp) but just used what I had and thought it was fine. The only change I would make next time is maybe a little less sherry. I enjoyed with crackers but am going to try other ways later! Thanks for sharing!

flower7 March 05, 2011

This is one of my all time favorite spreads. This recipe was given to me years ago and I can't wait to make it again. Only difference is that I used only 1 tablespoon of sherry and dried onion. Awesome recipe...so glad I have it online now. Thanks so much for posting.

Marie November 18, 2008