Rob's Favorite Creamed Dried Beef

"I prefer to use the dried beef from a local deli - ask to have it paper-thin sliced or chipped. I serve this over toasted wheat bread for my DH but it is also good served over a oven-baked russet potato. I found this recipe in the Fannie Farmer Cookbook."
photo by CoffeeB photo by CoffeeB
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  • Separate the slices of beef and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over a medium high heat.
  • When the butter foams, sprinkle in the flour and whisk (yes use a whisk it works better) in the flour until very well blended.
  • Add the hot milk and cook over low heat, stirring very often with the whisk.
  • Slowly add the cream, continuing to stir constantly until the cream sauce is thickened (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add the pepper and the dried beef and using a spoon mix well until heated through.
  • Serve over crisply toasted bread or hot baked potato.

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  1. iewe7726
    This reminds me of what I used to eat as a kid. I had to add some extra salt (personal preference) and I used Budding Beef rather than the jar of beef from a pricing standpoint (probably the reason I had to add more salt). Thank you so much for sharing this! Oh -- also, for us, it made more than to top 4 pieces of regular toast...
  2. BakinBaby
    Fantastic. DH loved it, and thinks it might be better than biscuits and gravy. I used all the pepper. Tagged in everyday's a holiday, glad I did. Thanks, Hokie
  3. bmcnichol
    Very good and easy to make. I doubled the recipe but only used half the pepper that was indicated. Followed the rest of the recipe as written. My whole family enjoyed this for breakfast this morning.
  4. Engrossed
    Yum! This was a quick comfort food meal. I used the jarred sliced dried beef and added peas. Salty, creamy delicious! Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.
  5. CoffeeB
    Wowzer,,,5 stars for comfort food at it's best. I had leftover roundroast and some leftover roastbeef in the freezer, chopped it up real fine and threw it into the gravy mixture and wala....instant supper!!! Since DH and DS won't touch anything that even resembles or contains wheat, (I have to hide it when using in any of my baked goods) he had it over toasted butter-top white bread. This would be awesome over potatoes (either baked or fried) as you recommended. Next time!!! Thanks Mel for sharing one of your DH's favorites.~


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