Do you have any recipes from your childhood that you still crave? Chipped beef on toast is one of those recipes for me.
Creamed Chipped Beef is the ultimate comfort meal. I remember my mother making this for me when I was a child. Such fond memories of beef in a lightly seasoned smooth cream sauce served over toasted sourdough or European whole grain.
This is one of my all time favorite recipes. Did you enjoy this as a child? I remember this was one of those comfort meals that my mother made for me often and eventually she taught me how to make it. It was not until I was an adult that I learned that this treat is most commonly referred to as SOS gravy. I know what you are wondering. What does that acronym stand for? SOS stands for “shit on a shingle.” The shingle being the toast. Now my catholic Mother never told me that. I am sure that she simply did not want me running around using that word.
Creamed Chipped Beef is not the healthiest of recipes but as long as you make it occasionally I think all will be okay. After all a delicious nostalgic recipe that takes us back in time to a happy place can not be all bad.!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
1 jar of dried beef slices rinsed well & chopped
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
Pinch of cayenne
2 cups milk
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
Rinse the slices of dried beef really well – they are VERY salty! Once you have rinsed well, pat dry with a paper towel.
Chop the beef into small bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Heat the butter in the large saucepan over medium heat.
Add the flour and pinch of cayenne pepper to the melted butter and whisk until well combined and cooked through, about 45 seconds.
Very slowly add the milk while whisking continually.
Once the milk has all been added, add the chopped dried beef.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until thickened.
Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.
Serve on top of dry toast immediately. Enjoy.