Creamed chipped beef on toast is retro comfort food your family will love

For the Love of Cooking

Chipped beef on toast is a classic, old-fashioned dish that may remind you of your childhood. What’s old is new again, because this retro recipe is back in fashion!

It was popularized by the military as a tasty and filling way to make use of dried beef, and it caught on with home cooks, too — especially in the South. It’s super satisfying in its simplicity and will take just 15 minutes to put together.

The blogger behind For the Love of Cooking served hers for breakfast, but we think this would make for a tasty dish any time of day.

Make sure to rinse the dried beef well, as it’s very salty. For the Love of Cooking used Hormel’s jarred dried beef. You’ll also need milk, pepper, butter and flour. These are all things you probably have in your pantry already!

This is a super easy recipe. For the full method, visit the For the Love of Cooking blog.

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As for the type of toast you use, there are a ton of options. Try thick and hearty Texas toast, or subbing in buttermilk biscuits or cornbread would be delicious as well. Just how toasted you like your bread is entirely up to you.

If you want to go low-carb, you could also serve it over vegetables, like on a bed of steamed green beans or salad greens. Get creative! You can also substitute ground beef for the dried beef.

Looking for other recipes that use chipped beef? Try this chipped beef dip recipe from A Spicy Perspective at your next party or get-together. It can be made hot or cold, and it’s great on toasted baguette slices, crackers or pita chips. You could also use it as a vehicle for raw veggies.

Chipped beef also makes a tasty addition to a classic cheese ball. Check out this recipe from The Recipe Critic, which packs a flavor punch with green onion and Worcestershire sauce. It’s as colorful as it is tasty.

Can’t get enough of the throwback vibe in the kitchen? Check out these eight Depression-era recipes that really stand the test of time, including Poor Man’s Spaghetti from MyRecipes (which we know more commonly as spaghetti carbonara).


Do you have a favorite retro recipe?


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