Creamed Chipped Beef

Creamed chipped beef

Growing up, my Mom made creamed chipped beef every now and then for dinner.  I loved it and thought it was a great fast dinner.  And then, Bill came along….
As a young boy, Bill’s mom made the same creamed beef using chipped beef.  He didn’t like it but forced himself to eat just because “mom said so.”  Then, when he was in the Army (1960’s) and in basic training, chipped beef (SOS) was served.  Again he had to eat it or face consequences!   After basic training, it was serve yourself.  If you didn’t like something, you didn’t have to eat it.
Later, Bill went to Germany and the mess Sgt. (Sgt Stacy) had his own way of making creamed beef.  He would fix some with chipped beef but mostly it was with ground beef.  Bill said what a difference!  Two pieces of toast, creamed ground beef on top, topped with an over easy egg ~ SOS!
When we got married and lived in Louisville, I mentioned to Bill about chipped beef for dinner.  He said as long as it’s with ground beef and not chipped.  I had never heard of it this way but, made it and it was OK, especially with the egg on top.  However; I prefer my way, the chipped beef way and no egg on top!
I love it and would certainly like to eat it more often and so would Bill!

Creamed Ground Beef or SOS
1 pound lean ground beef
¼ cup butter
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2½ cups milk
Brown minced beef in large skillet over medium heat.
Drain excess fat.
Move beef to the side.
Melt butter in skillet. 
Stir in flour.
Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
Add Worchestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
Simmer until hot and desired consistency.
Serve over toast.

Creamed Chipped Beef
4 oz. chipped beef (Buddig brand) torn into strips
6 tablespoons butter
½ cup flour
2½ cups milk
Few drops Worcestershire sauce
Pepper, to taste
Melt butter in skillet.
Blend in flour and pepper with a whisk.
SLOWLY add milk, stirring constantly.
Add Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to a simmer and add beef.
Simmer until hot and it reaches the desired consistency.


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