I love creamed chipped beef and make it for breakfast often. I love it over toast or just plain bread and even over my buttermilk biscuits. But we also used to call it Hamburger gravy and put ground beef in it when we were little. Sometime...s my Mom served it over mashed potatoes and it was a real treat! It is so easy to make and so delicious. If you use corn beef in a package or jar, you want to rinse it first as it tends to be salty. I like to use Beardsley's dried beef in a jar as I find it the most tender and lean.
Creamed Chipped Beef
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk or half and half (half cream/half milk)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (4.5-ounce) jar or package of dried beef, sliced or chopped
In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. When it starts to sizzle add flour and whisk for a full minute. Continue to whisk as you pour in the milk and pepper. I do not add salt to mine as the beef tends to be plenty salty but you can add to taste if desired. Continue to stir until gravy has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in sliced dried beef. Serve immediately over toasted or untoasted bread, biscuits, waffles, English muffins or mashed potatoes! So good!
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