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.
1 jar dried beef, sliced into thin ribbons
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk
Pepper to taste
Melt butter in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add flour to the pan and whisk for several minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
Slowly pour in milk and whisk continuously until a thick sauce forms. Add pepper to taste and stir in the dried beef. Serve over generously buttered toast.