A Throw-Back Recipe: Chipped Beef

Yesterday, I shared this photo on Instagram and Twitter, and was blown away by all the feedback I received about it! My favorite being this one: “Yum is right! Brings memories of home and love and comfort and security”


Old Fashioned Chipped Beef from The Foodie Army Wife

So I figured with that kind of response, maybe I should post the recipe. I apologize for the lack of pictorial, but I never expected such a response, and didn’t photograph the process.


A Throw-Back Recipe: Chipped Beef
  • 1 jar Dried Beef (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 Tb unsalted butter
  • ½ c flour
  • 4 c milk
  • pinch of black pepper
  • Several slices of toast
  1. To begin, open your jar of dried beef, and rinse it under cold water. Dried beef is highly salted, and you really don’t want all of that in your food. Place the rinsed slices on a cutting board, and give it a rough-chop.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook for a minute until the mixture bubbles. Whisk in the milk, and heat this while continually stirring, until it comes to a boil and is nice and thick. Remove it from heat, and stir in a pinch of black pepper and then stir in the chopped dried beef.
  3. Serve over toast.
  4. Enjoy!
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  1. says

    Oh! My! Goodness! One of my absolute favorites. My mother used to make this as her 'I've run out of time, and everyone is hungry' standard. I love it. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Betsy says

    My mom didn't make this but I had a room mate after college that made it for me. She paired it with creamed peas!

  3. Bonnie says

    I used to make this a lot . I forgot about it until I just saw it here. We always liked it and, I don't know why Iforgot it. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. Shannon says

    My dad loved this when he was in the Army and my mom would make it for him. Although we had a little different name for it lol.


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