Food Storage-Creamed Chip Beef-The Best Recipe Ever

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Whenever my grandkids, daughters, and son in laws are coming to visit they always call ahead and say “did you make some creamed chip beef”?  When I was growing up my family made creamed chip beef or creamed tuna on toast all the time. I made the same dishes for my daughters when they were growing up. Well, the tradition is still carrying on to this day. I realize it is not the healthiest meal around but it makes for a quick last minute dinner that you can stretch with more meat or milk.

I try to always have several jars (the ones we used to save, wash and use at the dinner table) of the Hormel Dried Beef in my food storage stash. The jars used to be bigger……with a blue lid. These are a lot smaller. If you didn’t grow up with any “creamed” meat dishes you probably won’t understand why I am doing this post. Well, in about 4 hours my daughter, Heidi and family are heading here on their way to sunny California. Guess what my grandson, Zack asked….did you make some chipped beef Grandma? I replied…the jars are on the counter….ready to make. I think it’s funny they don’t ask for lasagna, spaghetti, hamburgers or steaks. Just chip beef. I love being a grandma! Here is my recipe:

Creamed Chip Beef by Food Storage Moms

Melt: 2 cubes butter (I am cringing that I am really admitting I use 2 cubes of butter-which equals one cup of butter)

Add: 1-1/2 cups flour, stirring constantly to make a roux.

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Add: 1/2 gallon milk, stirring constantly, I really do mean constantly. LOL, or you will have lumps!

Wash: cut the meat into bite-size pieces and wash in colander (it’s really salty) and drain Chipped Beef

Combine the meat and cream mixture, add pepper, no salt, and sugar to taste. Serve with bread, biscuits, or toast.

PRINTABLE recipe: Recipe by Food Storage Moms

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  1. Nena Sinclair says:

    Wow, this is something I haven’t made in years! Now I’m craving it! Guess what I’m making tomorrow?? YUM!! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Lesley Strohm says:

    What is the measurement equal to a cube of butter? Weight or volume would be fine. Thanks!!

    • HI, Lesley, oh, I am so glad you told me this! I am going in to change it right now. THANK YOU! 2 cubes of butter equals one cup butter. I need to change out the printable recipe too. I’m on it. Linda

  3. Add a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce at the end and stir it in.  It adds a wonderful depth of flavor.

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