One of my favorite childhood meals was cream chipped beef over toast and although I’m gluten free, making easy swaps; potato starch instead of the white flour and Cassava Flour Biscuits instead of gluten filled toast, I can still indulge!
On occasion we’d have it for breakfast, I mostly remember my mom making it as a snack in the evenings. Some of my favorite foods were the ones she made me for snacks: reuben sandwiches, fried zucchini and big bowls of cereal!
You may have a difficult time finding a quality dried beef (my local friends can rejoice since our private buying club has it available). Perhaps it’s a project I can work on, coming up with a way to make dried beef at home, for those of you who’s only option is the processed stuff in those little glass jars… If you have any sourcing suggestions or recipes; PLEASE leave them in the comments at the end of this post, thanks!
- Lightly rinse dried beef under cool water, if desired and coarsely chop.
- In a sauce pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add dried beef and lightly saute 2-3 minutes.
- Sprinkle arrowroot starch over the dried beef and continue to saute for another 1 minute.
- Slowly add milk, stirring to combine. Allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes or until thick. Season with salt & pepper, to taste.