Retro Recipes: Chipped Beef On Toast
This is one retro recipe that sometimes gets a bad rap – but is totally worth revisiting!
My Retro Recipes series continues! I’m revisiting some recipes that were big in the 70s and 80s. Check out:
- BBQ potato chips
- Chocolate oatsies
- Popcorn salad
- Ribbon sandwiches
- Homemade sloppy joes
- “1905” salad
- FDR’s birthday cake recipe (big in the 30s!)
Today’s recipe is a classic that I’m sure is familiar to many of you: Chipped beef on toast.
Growing up, we ate this dish often – and it’s no wonder why. My mom, admittedly, doesn’t like cooking. This particular meal would take her just minutes to make and satisfied the whole family. It was cheap too, and didn’t require many ingredients.
About The Recipe: Chipped Beef On Toast
Chipped beef on toast consists of a creamy white sauce with chopped dried beef, served on top of toast. Nothing fancy. But satisfying just the same.
This dish is commonly served to servicemen in the military, where they call it something other than chipped beef on toast – with an acronym of S.O.S. I’ll leave it at that.
This dish takes no more than 10 minutes, start to finish. Give it a try yourself – it might become a family favorite!
Modern-day update: If you’re a low-carb eater, serve the sauce over steamed or grilled vegetables. Add some fresh parsley on top.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 jar dried beef
- Garlic powder and pepper, to taste
- Chopped parsley, for serving (0ptional)
- Cut dried beef into thin strips.
- Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Add flour and mix well.
- Slowly add in milk, stirring to remove any lumps. Continue heating for a few minutes, until mixture heats and thickens. Add beef. Stir in garlic powder and pepper, if desired.
- Serve warm sauce over toasted bread. Top with chopped parsley, if desired.