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Old 07-19-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Canned beef in gravy..

OK, after reading about people trying the stuff here I decided to give it a shot.

I was at "Dollar General". They had cans of beef with gravy for $1, egg noodles for $1 and sour cream in the cooler.

I put some water and salt in a skillet, brought it up to a boil, cooked the noodles and drained them putting them back in the skillet. I added the contents of the beef can, not appealing looking into the can. I heated that, added a little sea salt, fresh ground pepper and when hot I stirred in 4oz sour cream. This was a single plate size serving.

Now to the tasting......

Really good!!!! Next time I will add onion and sliced mushrooms for what I expect will be a really good beef stroganoff.

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Old 07-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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Good eats Jeff. I gotta get me some of that.
I run across canned beef now and then because folks feed it to their dogs (after the dog food scares) and it always smells so tempting......
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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That's an interesting idea. I shop at the dollar store now and then but am timid about buying foods there.

You've given me courage to give it a try. Sounds as though you've had a good experience.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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woof!

was it like slices of beef, or more like chipped bits?

sounds like something i'd try. you need crusty bread and butter, methinks.

cheese and/or garlic seem to be natural buddies, as well.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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woof!

was it like slices of beef, or more like chipped bits?

sounds like something i'd try. you need crusty bread and butter, methinks.

cheese and/or garlic seem to be natural buddies, as well.
more like chunks of beef, bite sized. Kind of like canned dog food...
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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more like chunks of beef, bite sized. Kind of like canned dog food...
Yeah, that's the same stuff I see
Something like 90% water, 30% sodium, 45% meat
Sure smells good though. I think I remember a thread on making SOS with it.
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Yeah, that's the same stuff I see
Something like 90% water, 30% sodium, 45% meat
Sure smells good though. I think I remember a thread on making SOS with it.
Yep.. water, meat, seasonings.. surprisingly tasty
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #8
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It's been a while since I've seen canned beef in the store. We always had it growing up. It came with the beef package from the butcher. My folks would buy half a cow and part of a pig at the butcher's then freeze it for a year. You could always tell when it was getting time to go because the canned beef was coming out into many recipes.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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I like the Hormel brand of beef in gravy the beef is from Brazil and it is quite tasty I like it because it shreds up really well. It makes a fantastic beef filling for beef burritos as I prefer shredded beef as opposed to ground beef for those I add the the gravy to my red or green chili sauce for added flavor. I get mine a Walmart it can be found with the canned tuna etc.
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woof!

I guess you could always turn the light out at dinner time, seriously, it wasn't bad eh!
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