Chipped Beef on Toast Recipe

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Jane Fry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania shares this fast-to-fix dish that makes a hearty breakfast or light lunch. A creamy sauce prepared in the microwave coats convenient packaged dried beef and is served over toast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) thinly sliced dried beef
  • 4 slices bread, toasted and halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 300 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 925mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on high for 35 seconds or until melted. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute. Stir in beef; cook on high for 1 minute or until heated through. Serve on toast. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chipped Beef on Toast in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p11

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I didn't even notice this was a microwave recipe, so I made it on the stove. I too usually find this to be too salty, so I just soaked the beef in water for a minute and squeezed excess water out before chopping and putting in gravy. Came out perfect :)"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I only gave this a "Good" because it was terribly salty. I'm sure it was the brand of dried beef. Otherwise it was what I remember Ma making, except she always put peas in it. I will make this again and try to find a reduce sodium dried beef."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I haven't made this for years and today my hubby suggested it. He had always liked this. I add a little worcestershire sauce for flavor. Great on a cold day."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"I remember when my grandma made this for me as a kid and I loved it!! I have been searching for this recipe for awhile and was so excited to find it on here!! It is just like a blast from the past!


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