Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chipped Beef Gravy

Rainy, windy and cold this morning.......time for comfort food at it's best!  Chipped beef gravy, also known as shit on a shingle or SOS.

  • 4.5 oz - Dried Beef (sliced into small pieces)
  • 1 stick - Butter
  • 1/2 cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp - Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
  • 1 TBS - Black Pepper
  • 4-5 cups - Whole Milk
  • NOTE: Chipped beef is very salty, so I recommend omitting salt from the recipe unless desired
  • Melt butter in a large pan over med-low heat
  • Add flour until thoroughly incorporated and smooth, cook 1-2 minutes continuously stirring
  • Slowly whisk in milk 2 cups at a time, continuously stirring.  Mixture will immediately begin to thicken
  • Continue to add milk until the gravy has a nice smooth consistency
  • Add pepper, Worcestershire and chipped beef and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Serve over bread, toast or biscuits
  • Enjoy!

Start off melting a stick of butter over medium low heat

Add in 1/2 cup of all purpose flour

Continue to cook until all the flour is incorporated and you've created a 'blonde roux'

Slowly whisk in 4 cups of whole milk until you get your desired consistency.  Add in a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce, my secret ingredient!

Once the gravy has thickened add in lots of fresh ground pepper and Armour Dried Beef.  It HAS to be Armour brand, that's the best to me.  Do not add salt, as the chipped beef is already heavily salted.  If you prefer, you can rinse the beef prior to cooking to reduce the sodium a bit.

Serve over bread, toast or biscuits


  1. Looks soo good Larry, I'll be keeping this one in mind for the next dreary, cold and rainy day!

  2. How much milk did you use in total?

    1. Sorry Shawna! 4 cups of whole milk. I've added all of the recipe ingredients as well for you. Hope you enjoy!

  3. just made this for breakfast today. followed all the ingredients minus the worcestershire sauce. so tasty great recipe.