Creamed chipped beef


  • 8 ounces dried beef, thinly sliced or chipped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toast or biscuits for serving


  1. If using dried beef, rinse it under cold water to remove excess saltiness, then pat dry with paper towels. Cut or shred the beef into smaller pieces if necessary.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Once the butter is melted, sprinkle the flour over it and whisk continuously to create a roux. Cook the roux for about 1-2 minutes until it turns light golden brown and starts to smell nutty.
  4. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  6. Add the dried beef to the sauce, stirring to combine. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve the creamed chipped beef over toast or biscuits.

Creamed chipped beef is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. It’s also a great way to use up leftover beef and bread. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding ingredients like onions, garlic, herbs, or spices to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy!

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