CHIPPED BEEF ON TOAST
1/4 to 1/2 lb. ground round or 5 oz. dried sliced beef (2 each jars) for chipped beef
3 tbsp. oil or butter
3 tbsp. white flour
2 or 3 c. milk
Slices of toast
Garlic or onion or other spice, but not salt
Hard boiled eggs, sliced
Cooked peas, or corn
Cornstarch to thicken sauce
If you use the ground round (hamburger) meat, cook in a medium skillet, and use a fork to break up into very small pieces. You may add a small amount of garlic and/or onion or other spice to your taste. But do not add any salt. Remove from skillet and drain on a plate with a paper towel.
OR FOR CHIPPED BEEF: Open jars of dried beef. Put on a cutting board and slice up into small squares or strips. Get a medium skillet. Use the same skillet, pour off excess grease. Add oil or butter, simmer, then add flour. Use a fork to mix well and form a pasty mix. Add milk and stir over medium-high until thickened into a white sauce. Add more milk if its too thick. Add cornstarch mixed into cold water (a small spoonful) to sauce if too thin. Mix meat and any optional peas or corn into sauce and pour over toast.
A nice touch is to slice a hard boiled egg and place on the toast first, then add the beef and sauce mix. Add salt or other spices, but taste it first. The meat will provide a great deal of salt, if the dish is too salty then use less beef, or add more sauce.