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Old 11-10-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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Chipped Beef

Anyone remember eating this? I do. I have a recipe just like Mom used to make:
From the early 60s:

Chipped Beef in a Creamy Sauce:

Chipped Beef
Flour
Butter
Milk
Curry Powder
Boiled Eggs

Shred the chipped beef, dredge in flour. Saute it in melted butter in a hot skillet. In a saucepan, make a white cream sauce using 3 tbs of flour and a little milk. Add several pinches of curry powder to this. Serve over beef. Add a few hard boiled eggs to dip in sauce or slice them, place on top.
Also can add toast points.

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Old 11-10-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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LOL - yep ... anyone who has ever been in the US military knows it as SOS

But, depending on the conditions ... probably not that exotic. Don't ever remember eggs or curry powder - and not even butter.

When we were in the field - it was dried chipped beef, cooked with a "gravy" based on a roux of flour and any fat available ... and reconsituted powdered milk ... served over toasted bread.
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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skip the eggs. Yuck :!: Otherwise this is one of my favorite foods. Goin to make it tonight if the freakin wife goes to bed soon enough. I think it is the ultimate comfort food.
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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I remember it. I like it. Don't love it though. And we made a what is now known to me as a Bechemel Sauce (white sauce) with added papper. The chipped beef wasn't shredded in ours though. And she never added the hard-boiled egg or curry powder.

I would add paprika for color and a little tumeric as well. We also had creamed peas, which is the same thing, only with peas instead of chipped beef.

Unfortunately, I don't eat much white sauce anymore. To many carbs :( .

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Re: Chipped Beef

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Anyone remember eating this? I do. I have a recipe just like Mom used to make:
From the early 60s:

Chipped Beef in a Creamy Sauce:

Chipped Beef
Flour
Butter
Milk
Curry Powder
Boiled Eggs

Shred the chipped beef, dredge in flour. Saute it in melted butter in a hot skillet. In a saucepan, make a white cream sauce using 3 tbs of flour and a little milk. Add several pinches of curry powder to this. Serve over beef. Add a few hard boiled eggs to dip in sauce or slice them, place on top.
Also can add toast points.
Yep. Seems like yesterday. It was yesterday. Chipped beef gravy with fried potatoes and green beans. One of DH's favorites. He's big on white gravy. Next time I may try boiled eggs. He loves those too. Might even try a pinch of my homemade curry. He doesn't like the "store bought".
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I know I have no right, but....tsk tsk Bangbang. "freakin wife"?????
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:30 AM   #8
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Isn't this the stuff we had by the gallon in bootcamp so long ago. God I'm still burping the salt. I think they called the dish SOS for save our servicemen, although I'm not sure how this stuff helped.

I honestly haven't had or even seen chipped beef since my teen years. I think I'll ask at the store. Mom used to sometimes pack a " sandwich of white bread, miricle whip and chipped beef in my school lunch.
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Chipped Beef

I remember eating this but without curry in it. This was one of my father's favorites. He ate it in the army and called it sh#* on a shingle.

A year ago I bought some chipped beef in a cream sauce in the frozen section of the supermarket and ate it over toast. It had too much sauce and seemed salty. I'll never buy it again 'though I might make it myself.
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Back when I was a teen, my mother made some. I took a look in the pan, and proclaimed, "Navy SOS, huh?" She gave me the dirtiest look :)

I always learned the "SOS" doesn't stand for "Save Our Soldiers/Sailors", but "S___ On a Shingle"
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