Seeing as how it’s St. Patrick’s Day (for one more hour), it seems a fitting time to tell you about a new product we have: dried beef! To be honest, I almost decided to just stash all of it in our own freezer and not sell a single package of it. It’s that good.
I had intended to make reubens with it. But I kept forgetting to buy the right kind of cheese, and finally I was tired of looking at waiting patiently in the refrigerator. So I made creamed chipped beef instead…simple, fast, easy. Poured over homemade biscuits it was divine! Served with a side of fried eggs – now that the hens are laying a bit again – a perfect weeknight supper.
Creamed Chipped Beef
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
3 c. milk
16 oz. dried beef, chopped
Melt butter in pan, then whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Stir in beef & heat through. Serve over biscuits, toast, or mashed potatoes.