Somehow the girls and I started talking about chip beef on toast. How? no idea Why? no clue but it had been years since any of us had eaten it! B swears it is hard to make and takes forever to prepare. L says her MIL makes it so well that she has never had the desire to make it. I shared that my Dad made it on cool winter nights when nothing else was in the house! So I made this little gem for my people the other night and they gobbled it up! It is SO EASY and really can't be messed up. It is just gravy with this salty, cured meat tossed in and plopped on toast. There is something very comfortable about this dish. ENJOY!!
Chip Beef Gravy
4 T butter
4 T flour
2 c milk
dash of hot sauce or splash of sherry
1 jar dried beef
In a nonstick sauce pan melt butter, slowly whisk in flour, tablespoon at a time. Meanwhile warm milk in microwave 1.5 min (milk doesn't have to be hot, but warm milk will keep gravu from lumping!!) Add milk and whisk a little at a time to keep smooth. After all milk is added do a splash of sherry (if you have it or hot sauce) this really adds a depth of flavor to the gravy. Cut beef over pot and mix well. Pour gravy over toast or bisquits, if you prefer.