Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast, also known as “S.O.S.” or “Sh*t on a Shingle,” is a nostalgic and comforting dish that brings back memories of simpler times. This creamy, savory beef mixture served over crispy toast is a classic American recipe that is easy to make and incredibly satisfying.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast recipe is perfect for a hearty breakfast, brunch, or even a quick dinner. The creamy beef sauce is rich and flavorful, while the toasted bread adds a nice crunch. It’s a simple yet delicious dish that is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 jar of dried beef slices, rinsed well & chopped
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 cups milk
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Bread, toasted


  1. Rinse the slices of dried beef really well – they are VERY salty! Once you have rinsed well, pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Chop the beef into small bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the flour and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the melted butter and whisk until well combined and cooked through, about 45 seconds.
  5. Very slowly add the milk while whisking continually.
  6. Once the milk has all been added, add the chopped dried beef.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until thickened.
  8. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.
  9. Serve on top of dry toast immediately. Enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Kcal: 350 per serving
  • Servings: 4
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

Make sure to rinse the dried beef slices thoroughly to remove excess saltiness. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. You can also add a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick.

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