Dad’s Chip Beef on Toast

There is nothing more manly than our armed forces. My father served in the Coast Guard
Reserves during and after Vietnam. Never was he the strong military type, but much more
gentle like Fred MacMurray or Andy Griffith. Every Saturday Dad would cook; this usually meant
one of three things: “hotcakes” as Dad called pancakes, French toast, or my favorite– “Chip
Beef on Toast” or what they call in the Coast Guard “S— on a Shingle”. We would also have
a glass of Donald Duck brand orange juice and giggle as Dad would talk in his Donald Duck

Recently, I took my family on vacation to Arches National Park. Chip Beef on Toast is one of
our favorite camping breakfasts– it’s easy, cheap, and if you use powdered milk and dried beef,
doesn’t need to be refrigerated. We all love it and we cook it on Saturdays whenever we can. If
only I could find Donald Duck brand orange juice.

Chip Beef on Toast

Stovetop cooking
Medium heat
15 minutes
Yield 4 servings

1 bag white sauce mix:
-4 tablespoons flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 dash pepper

4 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk (can use powdered)
2 packages “chip” beef

Cut chipped beef into squares. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, blend in white sauce
mix. Add all the milk at once stirring mix into roux. Add cut chipped beef. Cook quickly until
mixture thickens. Make toast while cooking mixture, and serve completed mixture over toast.

Andy Johnson loves outdoor cooking and spending time with his family and yellow lab. He
operates the Back Porch Gourmet, a website to help everyone cook outdoors. When Andy is not
on his back porch cooking, he enjoys amateur radio and hiking the mountains near his home.

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1 thought on “Dad’s Chip Beef on Toast

  1. Ha ha, as soon as I saw the title and the military, I KNEW bleep on a shingle would be mentioned.

    Excellent post, nicely done.

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