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Chipped Beef on Toast -aka- S.O.S.

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Serves 3-4 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a recipe my father taught my mother. He learned How to make it while in the army - WWII! I watched how they made it and have used it as a comfort food since childhood. This ia NOT a recipe for those who are counting calories, watching their cholesterol, or worried about carbs! CAUTION: do NOT add salt.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk, at room temp
4-6 hardboiled egg, shelled and diced
4 ounces smoked beef, chopped coarsely (Buddig brand)
6 slices toast


Melt the butter in 1 qt saucepan.

When bubbling, add flour and whisk to smooth it out.

Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.

Remove pan from heat and gradually add 1/2 cup milk.

When all is smooth, add rest of milk and put back over med heat.

Heat all until mixture starts to thicken.

Add chopped beef and stir to incorporate. Cook to desired thickness.

If sauce thickens too much just add more milk.

To Serve: Place small amount of sauce on dish and top with 2 slices toast.

Top each slice with some diced hardboiled eggs.

Next top with more sauce.


3-4 servings 25 min 15 min prep

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I have made this recipe for years! I love it, however I have not tried it with boiled eggs! I also make it with ground beef over mashed potatoes, and I use the gravy as a basic gravy to put over salmon loaf (without using the smoked beef of course) and one last use for the gravy that I love is crumbling up cooked ground pork sausage and serving over biscuits. NOT a Calorie or cholesterol watchers meal I agree but all comfort foods for a cold winters day!

I was quite surprised one day at my in-laws when they served this on mashed potatoes! Tried it and it was quite good. Who would have thought?

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