Chipped Beef Gravy over Cornbread

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chip beef gravy update

This is one of those recipes that is so humble it’s a bit embarrassing to post it. But since I found the recipe in an old Frugal Gourmet cookbook, I’ll go ahead. Plus, it is the warmest, creamiest comfort food. Perfect for a cold winter day.

Chipped Beef Gravy over Cornbread

Serves: 2-4 servings

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 3 Tbs. chopped onion
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1 jar of beef (you know the kind from the canned meat section that you use for cheese balls)
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • pepper and salt to taste
  1. Rinse the meat under running water to remove a bit of the salt and then chop it up.
  2. In a sauce pan melt the butter and saute the onion until it’s clear.
  3. Stir in the flour with a whisk and then add the hot milk, stirring until the mixture thickens.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Serve over Cornbread, Biscuits or toast.
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  1. I make chipped beef gravy for my family all the time, and they love it 😉

  2. I had never heard of that over cornbread.

    Have a great weekend from a SITSta.

  3. This sounds really good actually, I like these kinds of recipes to toss into the week to save some pennies!

  4. Erin, Nick and Merrick says:

    Not gonna lie- jarred beef sounds super shady-
    but it looks super yummy, and my hubby is yelling at me to make it! : )

    • You won’t regret it. So yummy sO have been eating and making this all my life. Evap milk or half and half is the best though. Mmmm.Enjoy!

  5. My hubby would be in heaven w this!

  6. That looks yummy:-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments.

  7. I loved the Frugal Gourmet, did you ever see his show? He was great. I know they said he did some bad stuff, but I chose not to believe it.

  8. Tiffany thanks for stopping by my blog! That looks delicious. My husband just told me this weekend I needed a new recipe for my cornbread. I don’t know what I do but mine ALWAYS crumbles and falls apart. It won’t matter if it falls apart with the beef gravy over it. lol I am going to try this tomorrow night for dinner. I am so glad I came to your blog. I will let you know how it turns out. Have a great day SITSta!

  9. mommaof4wife2r says:

    over corn bread…fancy stuff!! we were poor as kids and ate a ton of this, but on bread/toast…and for some reason, i still love it!!! thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  10. We used to eat cream dried beef (this is what we called it) when I was younger!!!! I don’t recall the last time we ate it. Having it with cornbread is “fancier” than when we ate it…just over toast. LOL Talk about humble…thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  12. I have never heard of it over cornbread either, but chipped beef…good (note ape like voice)

  13. this was a fave of mine when I was little… over toast…yum….

  14. We called it cream beef on toast and my mom put peas in it. Yummo! This was one of my favorite meals as a kid. Humble, frugal, comfort food at its best.

  15. Gonna add this to my list to try this month, thanks! We’ve ate this but it’s frozen (buy it) on toast. In the last 12 years or so the price has really sky-rocketed so we haven’t ate it in years.

    Round here chipped beef on toast is called something ENTIRELY different. It has a completely non-appetizing nor child-ear-friendly name.

  16. We used to eat this at my grandmas. I can’t wait to bring back an old favorite.

  17. I made this for breakfast this morning. It was sooo good! It brought back a lot of memories for me.

  18. this comment is over a year later but I wanted to tell you we make this alot yet use the small packages of Buddig beef samwich meat. Ya know tha 69 cent ones. Makes it so much more economical!! Like this isn’t already cheap enough LOL. My kids however like it double sauce and half meat we serve over a hearty multi whole grain bread YUM!! I am putting this on my menu again for next week…..Julie

    • I LOVE your suggestion for using the packaged deli meat! I was thinking “um, don’t think I’ll buy canned beef”, but sandwich meat, now THAT I can do!

  19. Loved the Picture says:

    I love your picture. It was the picture out of all the google images that drew me to your site. You had the best chipped beef picture IMHO. I am watching an epi of Mary Tyler Moore and they were talking about this dish and I had to look it up to see what it was. Thanks for posting this.


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