Originally Posted by donsabi
I am trying to find a quality dried beef to use for chipped beef, (SOS). I know there is a bottle of compressed chemical waste they are calling dried beef. I am looking for the kind that is sold in the refrigerated section or sliced at the deli counter. From the web I can see that Shoprite super markets sells it but I am no where near a Shoprite. I also found atasteofphilly who sell it but at such an inflated cost I could drive to PA and buy it cheaper. I am hoping someone knows where I can order it from at a reasonable cost. Thanks.
Couldn't agree more, donsabi. When I lived in Washington, DC, I easily round Carson's Dried Beef in the same package you are describing. When I moved here, only the crap in glass jars was available here, so I ended up ordering online from the producer.
Fiona is right Knauss would be something to try. Some time ago Knauss purchased the Carson's product and sells, what I would believe, as good quality dried beef as the Carson's one.
There's no Shoprite near us either, nor a Wegman's. However, if I'm correct, Wegman's is an east coast chain, which would eliminate one near you or me.