Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cream Chip Beef (over toast) for the starving college student - on the cheap!

1 jar of Hormel Dried Beef (found near tuna fish and other canned meats in the grocery store)*the large size is 5oz.. you can use either the small or large jar depending on how much meat you want.
*you may also use ground beef in a pinch

1/2 sq. butter (4 Tablespoons)

1 heaping tablespoon flour

3 cups of milk
Cut the dried beef into strips.
Melt ½ square of butter in skillet. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of flour. With a spatula, blend the melted butter and flour.

Stir in 3 cups of milk. On medium heat stir the gravy until it thickens, then add dried beef and cook another 5 minutes. Yes Jay, you need to stir it *continuously* until done .

Serve over toast. Usually served with peas.

I would say this will feed two people (depends on your people) ;)


  1. yum! does this have calories???? i looked close, but don't see any....

  2. Hi Mimi...yum, looks good...I love this item! But you do know the military nomenclature for this don't you? If not, ask uncle Bill.

  3. We ate this years ago in the highschool cafeteria. Loved it then, still love it--50+ years ago.

  4. @Brain, haha also affectionately known as SOS.
    Mary Lou, now I know what I can make for dinner when we meet up! :)