Yesterday, I shared this photo on Instagram and Twitter, and was blown away by all the feedback I received about it! My favorite being this one: “Yum is right! Brings memories of home and love and comfort and security”
So I figured with that kind of response, maybe I should post the recipe. I apologize for the lack of pictorial, but I never expected such a response, and didn’t photograph the process.
Classic Chipped Beef
from Conni Smith | TheFoodieArmyWife.com
1 jar Dried Beef (about 4 ounces)
5 Tb unsalted butter
½ c flour
4 c milk
pinch of black pepper
Several slices of toast
To begin, open your jar of dried beef, and rinse it under cold water. Dried beef is highly salted, and you really don’t want all of that in your food. Place the rinsed slices on a cutting board, and give it a rough-chop.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook for a minute until the mixture bubbles. Whisk in the milk, and heat this while continually stirring, until it comes to a boil and is nice and thick. Remove it from heat, and stir in a pinch of black pepper and then stir in the chopped dried beef.
Serve over toast.