I remember having creamed beef over toast in the boarding school I went to and loved it. It was served with mashed potatoes and string beans. I thought it was great, but later I learned it was used to stretch the schools budget. I made it for my kids when they were young and they liked it over their mashed potatoes.
I was looking through some of my old recipes and found an easy recipe for creamed beef. It’s very hard for me to throw any leftovers away, I can still hear my grandmother saying that people were starving in the world and we should be grateful we have good food to eat. That is my excuse for saving anything that has to do with food. So I used all the little bags of left over roast in the freezer. I would chop the left over roast up into small pieces.
Here is a recipe you can use with your freeze-dried meats, hamburger or any leftover meat. This is a good way to make your meat stretch farther.
Creamed beef over Toast;
- ½ pound of beef diced or chopped
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- ½ – ¾ cup fresh or powdered milk
- Salt-Pepper-Garlic if your meat isn’t leftover seasoned roast.
Melt butter in a frying pan: add beef separated into pieces. Allow it to sizzle a little then add the flour, mix thoroughly with beef and butter, allowing the flour to brown a little. Add milk slowly starting with a ½ cup, while stirring it slowly until it starts to cook and thicken. Stir until smooth then serve and garnish with parsley.
If you don’t want toast, serve over mashed potatoes with a vegetable and corn bread.
If your husband is like mine, he will remember this as SOS from his time in the military.