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Dried Beef And Potato Casserole 
Nov. 26, 2012 3:43 pm 
Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 8:54 pm
One Of My Wife's Creations About 1980, When Dried Beef Was A Staple In A Military Home. This Is A Very Easy Meal To Make And Is Delicious. There is No Salt Added To This Because The Salt In The Beef Is All You Need To Properly Season The Potatoes.


  • 5 Oz Of Dried Beef
  • 8 Cups Of Sliced Potatoes
  • 5 Tablespoons Of Butter
  • 5 Tablespoons Of Flour
  • 2 Cups Of Milk
  • 8 Oz Of Cheddar Cheese


  1. To Create The White Sauce (Bechamel) Melt Butter In A Small Pan
  2. When The Butter Is Melted Add The Flour, And Mix The Flour Into The Butter.
  3. Add The Milk To The Butter And Flour Mixture, And Mix Together.
  4. Bring The Mixture Almost To A Boil Constantly Mixing As You Heat It, Then Remove From The heat.
  5. In A Casserole Pan Add White Sauce, Potatoes, Cheese, And Meat in Layers, Top With Cheddar Cheese.
  6. Place Casserole Dish (Covered) In A Preheated Oven At 400F For 60 Mins To 75 Mins.
  7. Remove From Oven And Allow To Cool For 15 Mins.


It Is Very Good By The Way.
Dried Beef And Potato Casserole In A Two Quart Dish
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Dried Beef And Potato Casserole
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Dried Beef, Dried Beef Also Comes In Glass Jars.
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Nov. 26, 2012 4:26 pm
I actually love dried beef. I like to put cream cheese on a slice and roll it up and eat it. It's a salty snack that reminds me of my childhood. This casserole looks like comfort food.
Nov. 27, 2012 6:46 pm
I have never had dried beef. I do like cheese and potatoes.
Nov. 28, 2012 8:17 am
King-I need some help with a recipe my mom made. It had hamburger, celery, mixed vegetable, red potatoes, onions and some sort of white sauce with biscuits on top. I think there was also milk. The hamburger was fried along with the onions, celery. I am not sure how she did the potatoes other then the potatoes were cut small. I can't figure out the sauce or seasonings. I know you have some good sauces. Could you please help me? Thanks.
Nov. 28, 2012 10:59 am
I could not tell you what was in your mom's recipe, But normally sauces that are created are from the Five Mother Sauces "Béchamel sauce", "Espagnole sauce", "Hollandaise sauce", "Tomato sauce", And The "Velouté sauce". The White Sauce Was Probably A Version Of The "Béchamel sauce" That could also include Beef Bouillon Or Beef Stock. If you have any brothers or sisters maybe they could remember some of the dish and maybe you can figure it out from everyone's input.
Nov. 29, 2012 6:39 am
I am going to make this for dinner this week! It sounds amazing. Growing up, my parents always made a white sauce that included finely minced onion. My dad referred to it as a bechamel. Mom and dad went a step beyond bechamel!
Nov. 30, 2012 9:39 am
Thanks, KingSparta. Your suggestions give me a start-probably the Bechamel sauce.
Nov. 30, 2012 8:54 pm
I'm going to have to try this!
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