It's not the holidays in our family without Mom's bagel dip! I've shared this recipe on my blog a few years ago, and thought it was worthy of sharing again. This is an appetizer that my mom always makes for our Christmas family party. This is definitely not a dip that I make often, as it is far from healthy. We get it once a year at my mom's Christmas party, and then I make it once for me and my husband right around Christmas time.
My husband came home tonight and was thrilled to see that I had made a batch for him to munch on. I have to say that you probably need to be a mayonnaise lover to enjoy this dip, as the base is mayo and sour cream. The texture is obviously that of a mayonnaise consistency and you can't miss the mayonnaise taste in this dip. What makes it yummy, in my opinion, is the dill. It just brings a bright flavor that seems to pair nicely with the bagel bites. This might not be a dish everyone loves, but I don't know anyone in our family who doesn't look forward to this at our annual Christmas party.
1 1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 1/3 c. sour cream
2 tbs. dried dill
2 tbs. dried parsley
1 tsp. minced onion
4 oz. of thinly sliced deli beef or corn beef
one bag of bagels
Mix everything but the bagels together in a bowl. It's best to let sit in fridge for several hours or overnight to let the herbs give off flavor. Tear bagels into bite size pieces before serving.
My mom always used original Budding Beef, found in the lunch meat section of the grocery, so that's what I use too. I can usually find it at Kroger.