How to Make Cream Chipped Beef
What is cream chipped beef? Many years ago, as a newlywed, I asked that question of my mother-in-law. My husband asked me to make it for dinner, and I had no idea what it was, much less how to cook it.
My mother-in-law cooked with the ‘pinch of this and a dash of that’ method, so I could not quite get the sauce right. After many trials and errors, I finally figured out that cream chipped beef was a basic white sauce – with the dried meat added.
Cream chipped beef, served over toasted bread, makes a quick, easy, and inexpensive entrée. Another good thing about this cream chipped beef recipe is that the air-dried meat can be kept in the refrigerator for a while (check the expiration date on the package), so you can always have something on hand for a quick dinner. Or, purchase the brand that comes packaged in a glass jar, which can be stored on your pantry shelf. Cream chipped beef is a tasty way to use up old bread, too.
Gather the ingredients to make this cream chipped beef recipe.
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 cups milk (skim or whole milk)
2 pkgs. - 3 oz. size dried-beef
Place the butter in a 10-inch sauté pan, and melt it on a low heat.
Remove the sauté pan from the heat, and stir in the all-purpose flour until well blended; it will look like a paste.
Pour in the milk, a little at a time, stirring well, and make sure to smooth out any lumps. Place the sauté pan back on the low heat, and continue to stir. The white sauce will thicken as your stir.
Break the slices of dried meat into bite size pieces, and add to the white sauce. Bring the cream chipped beef to a simmer.
Serve the cream chipped beef over toasted bread. Add your favorite side dishes, and this easy cream chipped beef dinner is ready in no time.
I hope you will like my recipe for cream chipped beef - a quick and easy dinner entrée. Other items to keep on your pantry shelf, for an emergency, or for a quick dinner are canned salmon and creamed corn. My favorite way to prepare this inexpensive canned fish is by making salmon cakes, and use the creamed corn to make delicious corn chowder.
I also like quick and easy recipes that use leftovers. If you have some leftover ham, then you might enjoy my leftover ham recipe. Do you have leftover meat from cooking a roast? Then add it to some noodles, and make another great meal. And I love cooking with planned leftovers from a rotisserie chicken – if you are looking for a new way to use these leftovers, try my chicken casserole recipe and my chicken stroganoff recipe.
In addition to the cream chipped beef recipe, some other recipes you might enjoy are listed below:
Add dried-beef to your grocery list so you will have it on hand to make cream chipped beef when you need a quick, tasty dinner.