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.
This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy recipe 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.
Easy Chipped Beef Gravy
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.
Barbara’s favorite dried beef comes from Rihm Foods. It’s a specialty item they make around the holidays and she stocks up then!
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1 (2.5 oz) jar or package dried beef
- ¼ cup flour
- 3 cups milk (whole or 2% works best)
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add dried beef that has been cut into chunks or broken into little pieces.
- Brown chipped beef in butter for 2 to 3 minutes; add flour.
- 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.
- Bring milk mixture to a slow boil until a thick gravy forms, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to incorporate before serving.
- Serve it over lightly toasted bread that has been lightly buttered.
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