Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a meal that my mother used to make a lot for us kids when we were growing up. You can find the dried beef in the grocery store with the pre-packaged lunch meats. It goes a long way on a cold day!


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Stir in milk. cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat.
  2. Tear beef into shreds and add to cream sauce. Heat through.
  3. Serve over toast.
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This recipe was made on January 4th., and I'm sorry it wasn't rated until now.After reading some of the other reviews, I decided to rinse off the salty beef in a lot of warm water.And except for using a 2.25 ounce jar of dried beef the recipe was made almost as it was written, the salt was left out. While preparing this, it reminded me of the many times we ate it growing up. I served it just the way my Mom did, over buttered toast. It tasted just as good as it did then. Thank you so much for posting a wonderful memory from my childhood. I WILL make it again. " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � January 07, 2013

This was so good, I'm typing this as I'm eating it... Creamed Chipped Beef was a bit of a staple in my small Baltimore neighborhood when I was a child and my Great Grand-mom's was the best. You would think that with such little ingredients, it would all taste the same but it never did until I found this recipe. I used Esskay (Baltimore, MD) dried beef just like my Grand-mom did and it taste identical. The only thing I would change next time is to not use additional salt which is odd for me because I LOVE salty things but the dried beef added enough salt to taste.

brucey_bruce December 14, 2014

Made this with some slight modifications!<br/>I cooked a whole (diced) vidalia onion in 2tbsp of butter before proceeding with the recipe as written (the 2tbsp was extra); just before the beef step, I added 1/2c of frozen spinach and heated through.<br/>Mine never really "boiled," though it did pop a few thick bubbles once or twice. I added 1/2c of milk at the very end and stirred until it blended, because mine came out like paste before that.<br/>Served over Pillsbury biscuits with runny fried eggs on top. Delicious!

Dazfox December 04, 2014