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Creamed Dried Beef

This classic comfort food dish comes together in just 20 minutes and is a great meal for any time of day. Spoon it on toast for breakfast or lunch, or serve it over cooked egg noodles with a side of steamed veggies for dinner.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20-minute meal, meat, quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Cost: $10


  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large skillet


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow or cippolini onion, very finely chopped (3 to 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 large rib celery, very finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (I like to use whole milk, but any milk will work just fine)
  • 6 to 8 ounces dried chipped beef, sliced or cut into bite-size pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooked egg noodles, Tater Tots, or hash browns; baked potatoes; or toast (for serving)


  • Melt the butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and sauté for 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir for 1 minute, then slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent clumps from forming in the sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.
  • Stir in the chipped beef and a tablespoon or so of chopped parsley, and season with a few grinds of black pepper.
  • Serve immediately over cooked noodles, Tater Tots, hash browns, baked potatoes, or toast.