Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

I know, I know, this food has various names that aren't very complementary. Don't let that stop you from enjoying a fast, filling & cheap meal direct from your pantry.

Basically, all you have to do is make a nice cream sauce and add a couple packages of Dried Beef. Make up some toast to pour it over and you have a meal.

First slice up 2 Jars of dried beef (I've used Armour brand 2.25 oz jar) into strips, rinse it off with cool water in a colander. Set aside. I do this to get rid of some of the extra salt.

White sauce.
Make a roux. 3 TBSP Butter or oil + 3 TBSP Flour. Couple dashes of pepper if desired. Combine in a saucepan (I use a cast iron skillet) Cook over medium heat: stirring constantly with a whisk until the butter melts, the flour bubbles up and gets frothy. You want to cook the raw taste out of the flour. Don't let this brown!

Add 1 can evaporated milk (such as PET or Carnation) and 1 can water (or 2 1/2 cups fresh Milk)
Stir constantly, with a whisk, until thickened and bubbly. If sauce is too thick, add a couple tablespoons of milk or water. Add the meat and heat through. Serve ladled over hot toast.


  1. Respectfully, I believe it should be Evaporated milk, not Condensed milk- (condensed milk is the sweet sugary stuff) Thank you for your recipe, my grandmother used to make this when I was a child, haven't had it in years, and the dried beef will be a great pantry item to keep on hand!

  2. m.greenwood: oops! Yes, you are correct. I just got done typing up a caramel recipe that used the sweetened condensed milk..it just stuck in my head!