This creamed chipped beef recipe is wildly delicious! Chunks of cooked beef are smothered in a comforting gravy and served over toast, eggs, potatoes… anything! It’s a super easy, cozy meal.
Beef – There are two ways to go here: jarred dried beef or freshly shaved beef. I’ve done both but jarred dried beef is INCREDIBLY salty, so I don’t recommend it. If you really want to use it, I highly suggest rinsing and soaking the beef pieces in hot water several times. The amount of sodium in jarred beef is insane. Go with shaved beef steak (also perfect for slow-cooker Italian beef sandwiches, slow cooker Phillies and these Cajun cheesesteak sammies.)
Texas Toast – I really like creamed chipped beef on cheesy Texas Toast. The cheese layer is delicious and acts as an excellent barrier for the sauce, so the toast doesn’t get mushy.
How to make creamed chipped beef from scratch
STEP 1: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Chop beef steak and add to skillet. Mix in salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme and saute until beef is cooked. This will only take a few minutes since beef is thin. Remove beef from skillet; set aside and keep warm.
STEP 2: Meanwhile, bake Texas toast in the oven according to package directions. Melt butter in the skillet, then whisk in flour, cooking for a minute. Slowly add milk, whisking continuously, and then add the black pepper and cayenne. Let the mixture cook until it reaches a thickened gravy consistency. Add beef back in and heat through.
Step 3: Spoon over hot, cheesy Texas toast.
Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast Recipe FAQ
Chipped beef on toast is sometimes called sos on toast (s*it on a shingle,) a slang term American soldiers used during World War II.
Yep – very thin slices of salted, pressed, dried beef (but not as dry and chewy as beef jerky). It’s usually sold in jars or pouches.
No! Please don’t. (Too salty.) I promise if you follow my recipe using freshly shaved beef, you will love it so much more.
Serve creamed chipped beef on toast (thickly sliced Texas Toast is especially yummy), eggs, biscuits, English muffins, scrambled eggs or baked potatoes.
Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ lb shaved beef steak, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
- 6 slices cheesy Texas Toast
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Chop the shaved beef. Add beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme to the skillet and saute until beef is cooked. It will only take a few minutes since the beef is so thin. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Meanwhile, bake Texas toast in the oven according to package directions. Melt butter in the skillet, then whisk in flour, cooking for a minute. Slowly add milk, whisking continuously, and then add cayenne. Let the mixture cook until it thickens a bit and reaches the desired gravy consistency. Add beef back in and heat through.