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CREAMED CHIPPED BEEF

CREAMED CHIPPED BEEF

A Timeless Classic: Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Craving a comforting and nostalgic breakfast option? Look no further than Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast! This simple yet satisfying dish has been a breakfast staple for generations. It features savory chipped beef (dried beef) in a creamy sauce served over crisp toast. With minimal ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings or a delightful weekend brunch.

Ingredients:

  • For the Creamy Sauce:

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 ½ cups warm milk
  • For the Savory Filling:

    • 1 (8-ounce) jar dried beef, chopped
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • For Serving:

    • Toast (your favorite bread)

Instructions:

  1. Melty Magic: In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Don't let the butter brown!

  2. Roux Time: Once the butter is melted, whisk in the flour all at once. This creates a roux, which is the base for thickening the sauce.

  3. Gradual Milk Integration: Slowly whisk in the warm milk, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. This prevents lumps from forming in the sauce.

  4. Heating Up: Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. The sauce will thicken as it simmers.

  5. Flavor Boost: Once the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency, stir in the chopped dried beef. For a touch of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

  6. Toasty Perfection: While the sauce simmers, prepare your toast. Toast your favorite bread to your desired level of crispness.

  7. Serving Up Comfort: Spoon the hot creamed chipped beef mixture over the prepared toast. Enjoy this classic breakfast dish and savor the taste of nostalgia!

Tips:

  • For a richer sauce, you can substitute heavy cream for some of the milk.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients to the sauce, such as chopped mushrooms, onions, or green peppers.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.

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