Easy Chipped Beef Gravy – Amish Chipped Beef Gravy Recipe

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This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is a classic recipe using dried beef and usually served over toast.  This old-fashioned (Amish Chipped Beef Gravy) dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

Chipped Beef Gravy On Toast Recipe:

This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy recipe (also known as SOS) is not one we grew up eating in our house. We were more of a sausage gravy family, maybe because we raised hogs and always had plenty of sausage on hand. Or it might have been that our mom could stretch a pound of sausage to feed our family of six by making sausage gravy.

However, Barbara’s husband requested she try and make it early on in their relationship. Like any good recipe, she has tweaked it over the years and this version is always a hit in her house. She often makes this particular SOS recipe using Buddig beef

This is a fast and kid-friendly dish which is great for a weeknight when you have a dozen other activities and dinner is an afterthought. Why?

Because all of the ingredients are ones that you probably already have on hand, except for the dried beef. And it’s a pantry item, so next time you are at the store, grab a jar or two to have on hand.

Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Creamed Chipped Beef?

  • Dried Beef in a jar or Dried Beef Packets
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk (whole milk makes the richest gravy)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce (optional for flavor)

This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is a classic recipe using dried beef and usually served over toast. It is an easy dish that is fast and kid-friendly.

Notes About Easy Chipped Beef Gravy

  • Dried Beef Gravy is such a hit in the family that we created an fancy version. Try it here!
  • This SOS serves 2-3 people. Feel free to double or triple the recipe.
  • Barbara’s favorite dried beef comes from Rihm Foods. It’s a specialty item they make around the holidays and she stocks up then!
  • Here’s a helpful hint. What’s a substitute for dried beef in a jar? To make it more economical, use the beef packets from the refrigerator section.  For $1 or less, it is very economical.  Buddig Dried Beef is the name brand; but Aldi has a great generic product too. For this SOS recipe, use two packets of Buddig Dried Beef.
  • This dried beef gravy is also known as SOS.  For a hamburger gravy or SOS, try Mom’s recipe.
  • What to serve with creamed chipped beef? Try Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Ham and Cheese Quiche or Red Bean Salad.

Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

How to Make Dried Beef Gravy over Toast:

For the full creamed chipped beef gravy recipe and ingredient amounts, scroll to the recipe card.

Instructions for how to make chip beef from scratch:

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan; fry up dried beef chunks.
  2. Add flour, and cook for 1 minutes.
  3. Slowly add milk while stirring.
  4. Bring to a slow boil while stirring constantly.
  5. Add salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce to taste.
  6. Serve over toast.

Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

What can I substitute for dried beef?

Dried beef in a jar can be hard to track down at the grocery store, and it can be a little on the expensive side.  We have an easy (and inexpensive) substitute for you.  Use the refrigerated packets of beef (Buddig dried beef) as a substitute for dried beef in a jar.  Aldi has a generic brand that works great for less than a dollar.

Is chipped beef and dried beef the same?

Yes, chipped beef and dried beef are interchangeable. Sometimes it’s called Chipped Beef Gravy, and other times, it’s referred to as dried beef gravy.

Is SOS made with dried beef or hamburger?

SOS is an old army meal that is short for Shit on a Shingle.  SOS can be made with a number of meats including dried beef from a jar, Buddig beef or ground beef (hamburger).  Many of us were raised on SOS as kids, making this a nostalgic meal.

Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

What to serve with chipped beef gravy?

Here’s ten perfect side dishes to serve with creamed chipped beef on toast.

  1. Applesauce
  2. Canned Fruit or Fruit Salad
  3. Cottage Cheese with pineapple or tomatoes
  4. Fried Potatoes or Hash browns
  5. Pickled Beets
  6. Stewed Tomatoes
  7. Peas or Pea Salad
  8. Macaroni and Cheese
  9. Cooked Carrots
  10. Coleslaw
Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
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Easy Chipped Beef Gravy

This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is a classic recipe using dried beef and usually served over toast.  This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamed Chipped Beef, Creamed Chipped Beef Gravy, Dried Beef Gravy
Servings: 2
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 2.5 oz jar or package dried beef (see notes about using refrigerated dried beef)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk whole or 2% works best
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Add dried beef that has been cut into chunks or broken into little pieces.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Brown chipped beef in butter for 2 to 3 minutes; add flour.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Stir flour and beef together; the beef should clump up. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Gradually add milk (about a cup at a time) while slowly stirring.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Bring milk mixture to a slow boil until a thick gravy forms, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Add salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to incorporate before serving.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.
  • Serve it over lightly toasted bread that has been lightly buttered.
    Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is an old-fashioned recipe that goes by many different names, including S.O.S. The dish uses dried beef and is usually served over toast. This old-fashioned dish is fast and kid-friendly dinner option.

Notes

  • Dried Beef Gravy is such a hit in the family that we created an fancy version. Try it here!
  • Barbara's favorite dried beef comes from Rihm Foods. It's a specialty item they make around the holidays and she stocks up then!
  • What can you substitite for dried beef in a jar? Use the refrigerated dried beef packets (Buddig dried beef). Here's a helpful hint. It's much more economical.  For this recipe, use two of the beef packets from the refrigerator section.  
  • This dried beef gravy serves two- three people so make double or triple if needed.
  • What to serve with creamed chipped beef? Try Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Ham and Cheese Quiche or Red Bean Salad

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11 Comments

  1. This is the first recipe that I could find that is authentic! The beef is seared in the butter FIRST! Great Job! But when available I buy my dried beef a the deli counter at our local market and ask them to Chip it. They’re not always pleased but then it’s more fresh and not packed in so much salt.

    Wonderful recipe, great meal!

  2. We love this dish…. before I cut up the beef, I rinse it with warm water to rinse off a lot of the salt and I eliminate the added salt. We serve it over egg noodles, rice, toast, mashed potatoes.. very versatile 😋

  3. One of my favorite breakfast meals, but the meat is too salty for the rest of my family. So when I make it, I just do a single serving. Oh, I start things off by sautéing onions….and I skip the additional salt.

  4. The easiest and best recipe I’ve found so far. Just like my nanny use to make us many year’s ago. Thanks so much for this.

  5. When I was growing up, my mother added sliced hard boiled egg to give it that something extra. It’s the only way I make it now…try it, i bet you’ll like it! 🙂

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