Creamed Chipped Beef Recipe -
Creamed Chipped Beef Recipe
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Creamed Chipped Beef

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"Creamed chipped beef served on buttered toast --- a great breakfast! This is affectionately known in the military as SOS, "$#@& on a shingle." You may vary ingredients to suit your taste. Don't over thicken the gravy, it should drop off the spoon."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Drop beef into hot butter; saute for 5 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over beef, stirring constantly. Sprinkle on flour, stirring constantly. When flour is completely mixed in, gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.
  2. Keep stirring the sauce until it thickens. Lightly butter toasted bread. Spoon beef over slices of bread and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2003

Worst creamed chipped beef I've ever had. Stick to the unsweetened, original version!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 06, 2006

This recipe was horrible! I have a recipe I have been using for the 28 yrs my husband (a retired Marine) and I have been married. This is a dish that dependent wives always learn. I tried it because I wanted to try something different. My word, I don't know how this made it onto allrecipes. Do they test the recipes first? I will definitely stick to my old recipe.


28 Ratings

Feb 20, 2006

In my experience, the appropriate ratio of flour/butter/milk to get a creamy consistency rather than *paste* should be 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour and 2 cups milk. And I don't know why I thought adding sugar would be a good idea to try! I always put the beef in a colander and rinse with hot water before adding to the gravy, it cuts the salt a bit. Add some black pepper and that's all the seasoning you need. I'll stick to my tried and true SOS recipe from now on thanks.

Mar 03, 2012

My husband and I love this recipe, but I do not add any sugar and I use a lot less flour and we serve it over english muffins. Yummmm!

Nov 01, 2006

Too much work & fat. The easy way we do this is buy the canned or packaged chipped beef in the grocery store...cut to your desired size and add the beef to a can of creme of mushroom soup (using one can of milk to make the soup). Simple, easy, heat it up and serve over toast or english muffins.

Jun 07, 2003

this is not what I remember from the service. Yuck

Feb 18, 2006

I have made Creamed Chipped Beef for years and thought I would try this version, too much flour per amount of milk, brown sugar was not a hit with us. Will stick with just making a cream gravy with the beef adding a touch of garlic powder.

Jan 28, 2005

This recipe did not work for me at all - I had to add about 10 times the amount of milk it called for just to make it a consistency other than glue.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 23 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1819 mg
  • 73%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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