Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chipped Beef Gravy

Last week I was really busy and needed a few meals that I could quickly prepare without a lot of fuss and of course something cheap.
I always tell people that if I didn't have a family of 5 to feed then I'd be rich and that couldn't be more true now with the price of groceries going through the roof.
Anyways my bunch really liked this and yes I cheated and used canned biscuits though homemade would definitely have tasted better.
I also used the dried beef that you can get in the small pouches located in the meat dept. You will also find it in a jar located with the canned goods but I find that the jarred stuff is way too salty. So if salt is an issue for you then go with the pouches.

Dried Beef Gravy

10 oz. sliced dried beef, cut into small pieces
5 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. onion powder
6 tbsp. flour
4 cups milk
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika

In a large skillet saute the dried beef in the butter.
Sprinkle with the onion powder.
Let cook 3-4 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over the beef, stir and let cook for another minute or two.
Pour milk in and add seasoning.
Stir well and let simmer on low until thick and bubbly.
Serve over toast or biscuits.


Grace said...

Yum! I like to put it over home fries, too.

Carmen C. said...

YUM! my husband loves this, he calls it sh** on a shingle from his Army days, LOL! His recipe is made in the microwave and is Amish but your version looks good too:D Hope your keeping warm, a few flurries blowing around here today!

Susie Swanson said...

Love this dish, especially in the cold weather.. Stay Warm..

Buttons In The Attic said...

Yum! I do something similar, only I put in cream cheese and I use sliced green onions... mmmm Hubby said it was far better than what he got in the Marines!!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh yum! I just used dried beef in a chicken dish I made the other night. :0)
Have a nice day. Trish

Sharon said...

We love to eat this stuff! My husband is a salt fanatic so we buy the jarred kind. My mom used the pouches in the meat dept. in hers. She would also put shredded cheese in her sauce.

Granny Sue said...

I haven't had this in ages. Mom used to make it all the time but I don't recall ever making it myself. I do remember how good it was though--talk about comfort food!