Creamed chipped beef on toast, also known as “SOS” (which stands for “Stuff on a Shingle” or a more colorful version), is a classic comfort food that has its roots in military cuisine. Here’s a traditional recipe for this dish:

### Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast


– 4 ounces dried beef (usually found in jars or vacuum-sealed packets)
– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 3 cups whole milk
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 8 slices of bread (white or whole grain), toasted
– Optional: fresh parsley for garnish


1. **Prepare the Beef**:
– Remove the dried beef from its packaging and rinse under cold water to remove excess salt.
– Pat the beef dry with paper towels and then slice into thin strips or small pieces.

2. **Make the Roux**:
– In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
– Once the butter is melted and bubbling, add the flour.
– Whisk constantly for about 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and slightly golden (this is the roux).

3. **Create the Cream Sauce**:
– Gradually whisk in the milk, making sure to incorporate it slowly to avoid lumps.
– Continue to cook and stir the mixture until it thickens and starts to bubble, about 5-7 minutes.

4. **Add the Beef**:
– Stir in the sliced dried beef.
– Let the mixture simmer for another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is heated through and the flavors are well combined.

5. **Season**:
– Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Be cautious with the salt, as dried beef is already quite salty.

6. **Serve**:
– While the creamed chipped beef is simmering, toast the bread slices until they are golden brown.
– Serve the creamed chipped beef hot over the toasted bread.
– Optionally, garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a touch of color and freshness.

Enjoy your comforting plate of creamed chipped beef on toast, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time you crave a nostalgic, hearty meal.

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