Almost Classic Chipped Beef

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"It doesn't get more classic than this - this is ultimate comfort food. My Mom used to serve this all the time, and honestly, I love this dinner. I know, it is so easy and pretty simple, but to me ... it is just delicious. I like to make my own bread (whole wheat) and thick slice it, but you can use anything you like. Serve with a simple iceberg wedge salad and enjoy - Nothing fancy."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (278.1 g)
  • Calories 554.9
  • Total Fat - 35.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13 g
  • Cholesterol - 53.8 mg
  • Sodium - 803.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Calcium - 184 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Base ... Add the butter to a sauce pan (non-stick preferred) and bring to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook 1-2 minutes until slightly tender. Add in the flour and stir until the flour taste is gone - about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Sauce ... Add 2 cups of the milk and the cream (which I like to take out of the refrigerator ahead of time to take the chill off) and stir on medium heat until thick and creamy. Add the remaining 1/4 cup milk it you want the sauce a bit thinner. Then, add in the in the beef, worcestershire, cayenne, and pepper and stir to combine. Hold off on adding the salt until the sauce has heated up. The beef can be a bit salty and until it is heated through, you won't know how salty the dish is. Reduce the heat to medium low and let it simmer 5 minutes.

Step 3

Finish and Serve ... Check for any additional seasoning and stir in the parsley if you want. I like to cut my toast in 4 points, but you can serve it over anything you like; Mashed potatoes, rice, puff pastry shells, and my friend serves it over grits. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

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