Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast


  • 8 ounces dried beef (such as Stouffer’s, Hormel, or another brand)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 slices of bread (white, whole grain, or your choice)


  1. Prepare the Beef:
    • Rinse the dried beef under cold water to remove some of the excess salt. This step is optional but can help reduce the saltiness.
    • Pat the beef dry with paper towels.
    • Slice the beef into bite-sized pieces or thin strips.
  2. Make the Cream Sauce:
    • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Once the butter is melted, add the flour and stir constantly to form a roux. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until the mixture is bubbly and smooth, but not browned.
    • Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken, which should take about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the Beef:
    • Stir the sliced dried beef into the cream sauce.
    • Continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, allowing the beef to heat through and the flavors to meld together.
    • Taste and season with salt and black pepper. Be cautious with the salt, as the dried beef can be quite salty.
  4. Prepare the Toast:
    • While the beef mixture is cooking, toast the slices of bread until they are golden brown.

  1. Serve:
    • Place the toasted bread slices on serving plates.
    • Generously spoon the creamed chipped beef over the toast.
    • Serve immediately, optionally garnished with a sprinkle of black pepper or some chopped parsley for color.


  • For a richer sauce, you can use half-and-half or a combination of milk and heavy cream instead of whole milk.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, reduce the amount of milk slightly or cook the sauce a bit longer to thicken it more.
  • For additional flavor, you can sauté some finely chopped onions or garlic in the butter before adding the flour.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Enjoy your homemade Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast!

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