Chipped Beef on English Muffins

Chipped Beef on English Muffins are a weekend treat that I trace back to my childhood. Dad made the best and I am sharing his recipe!



Chipped beef for breakfast is a special treat when visiting my parents on the Outer Banks. I’ve enjoyed this salty creamy breakfast special going back years.

So anytime we visit we always ask Dad to make enough for everyone.

He learned this recipe during basic training decades ago where the dish was known as S.O.S – otherwise known as Sh*t On a Shingle. No Sh*t!  

We call it something a little more appetizing.


 Chipped Beef on English Muffins


An important step when making this breakfast special is to rinse the dried beef in hot, hot water to remove the cured salt. If you skip this step it will result in an inedible too-salty breakfast.

Now depending on how creamy like it, you’ll use equal parts of flour and butter to make your roux.

Brown out the raw flavor of the flour before adding your milk. Add more or less milk depending on how you like the consistency of your gravy.

Once done serve the chipped beef over toasted English muffins or a thick piece of toasted bakery bread.



Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast or English Muffins

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast or English Muffins is the ultimate iconic dish that combines creamy gravy over dried beef and is served on toasted bakery bread or English muffin.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipped Beef, Creamy Chipped Beef on Toast
Servings: 6
Author: Ali Randall


  • 2 ounce jars of Armour dried beef
  • 6 English muffins, split or bakery bread, toasted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 -3 cups milk


  • Shred the beef into bite-size pieces and place in a colander. Run the shredded beef under hot water for about 30 seconds to remove the salt from the beef.
  • In a sauce pan, melt the butter then add the beef stirring for about two minutes. Next, add the flour and stir until incorporated, about 2 minutes Then add the milk slowly stirring to thicken your gravy. If you prefer a thinner more saucy gravy add more milk.
  • Once the chipped beef and gravy has thickened to the consistency you like, serve it over toasted English muffins or bakery bread.

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