We ate chip beef on toast alot growing up and I still make it. I make a medium white sauce of butter, flour and milk and salt/pepper to taste. Add chip beef and let stand to heat the beef. We also ate creamed eggs on toast and sometimes I add frozen peas to the sauce with the beef and egg dish. It's all like making biscuts and gravy. All good comfort food.
We always had a can of curry powder in the house, back then it was an EXOTIC addition. Put a few pinches in a cream sauce, a tsp in rice, a pinch in egg or chicken salad, a spoon in any established dish you had(I remember tasting it in my moms Sloppy Joes) and you had visions of a Indian banquet at the Taj Mahal. It wasn't for many years, probably the 70s till we were introduced to real East Indian Cuisine.