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Creamed Chipped Beef

Every year when we went to Ocean City, MD, we’d always go out to breakfast for creamed chipped beef.  It was always on the menu just about everywhere and one of the reasons we enjoyed going out for breakfast!  After driving all those hours and getting to OC early in the morning, but still too early to check into our condo, we’d head directly for our first fix of creamed chipped beef.  Why, oh why we’d do that before being seen in public in bathing suits, I’ll never know.  Well, except for the fact that the stuff is so damned good!  Libby’s used to be where we’d head, but that’s changed hands and that friendly red polkadot exterior no longer is the same inside.  Sigh.

Next, we found General’s Kitchen and it’s still our favorite today.  Small, old-fashioned, with ballcaps and police insignia from all over the USA and the world hanging from every nook and cranny.  No gourmet fare here, folks.  Good, solid grub.  The General himself used to stand guard at the register until he passed away.  Now, his family still honors the old traditions of the place – it hasn’t changed a whit.  Here’s my version of that tradition.

- Linda Engbarth Weissert, JoshuaTrent.com Gluten Free Contributor

Creamed Chipped Beef
 
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Recipe type: Beef, Gluten Free
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces chipped beef, shredded
  • ½ stick butter (you know this is why the dish is so good!)
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch (for regular creamed chipped beef, just use all-purpose flour)
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups skim milk (or use regular...like skim is making a difference here!)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in saucepan, add shredded chipped beef and saute until browned.
  2. Sprinkle cornstarch (or flour for non-gluten-free) over chipped beef and stir until completely incorporated. Add milk and stir in quickly. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
  3. Pour over toast. GF toast for the GF person!
Notes
For those of you who enjoy good old Southern sausage gravy, crumble and brown some good sage sausage, drain and proceed using the sausage in place of the chipped beef. Delish!

 

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2 Responses to Creamed Chipped Beef

  1. Paon Blanc September 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Josh,

    I have not had Creamed Chipped Beef, since I was living In Washington State. I have only had it once. No one here in Utah seems to know what I’m talking about. I will have to make this soon. Except, I have know Idea who sales chipped beef or where to find it in the Grocery store. LOL!

  2. Linda September 4, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Isn’t creamed chipped beef one of those wonderful morning comfort foods that warms both your tummy and your soul? Especially in cold weather!

    You can find chipped beef (at least around the East Coast/Mid West area) in the packaged meats area of the grocery store. It comes in plastic bags with a hole in the top (like shredded cheese) and is usually hanging on a hook in the refrigerated packaged meats area – back by bacon and sausage. Ask the butcher where to find it.

    Hope you find it….and enjoy!

    Linda

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