Creamed chipped beef is a traditional dish that consists of thin slices of dried beef in a creamy sauce. It’s a popular choice for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Here’s a recipe for creamed chipped beef to get you started:


  • 4 ounces dried chipped beef
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of salt (optional, as the beef is salty)
  • Toast or biscuits, for serving


  1. Start by rinsing the dried chipped beef under cold water to remove some of the excess saltiness. Pat the beef slices dry with paper towels and set them aside.
  2. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the dried chipped beef to the skillet and sauté it for a couple of minutes until it starts to brown slightly. This helps enhance the flavor.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the beef in the skillet and stir to coat the beef evenly.
  5. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and comes to a simmer.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let the creamed chipped beef simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
  7. Season the creamed chipped beef with black pepper and, if desired, a pinch of salt. Be cautious with the salt as the beef can be salty on its own.
  8. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit for a minute or two to cool slightly.
  9. Serve the creamed chipped beef over toast or biscuits, allowing the creamy sauce to soak into the bread.

Creamed chipped beef is a nostalgic and comforting dish that can be served for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Feel free to experiment with the seasonings to suit your taste.