Creamed Dried Beef on Toast & Pan Fried Taters

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bearcarver, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Creamed Dried Beef on Toast & Pan Fried Taters

    Truly A Pennsylvania Favorite!!

    We don’t eat this often at the Bear Den, because I love my Cold Dried Beef & Cheese Sammies too much.

    However being 50% PA Dutch & 50% PA German, every now and then I get the Urge, and Mrs Bear is 50% PA German too, and she loves this stuff.

    If you live in a big Pennsylvania Dutch & PA German area like we do, you gotta lock the doors to enjoy this stuff !!!

    Doesn’t take much—Some Home Smoked Dried Beef is best, plus Butter, Flour, and Milk is all we use.

    Then Dump it on top of two slices of Toast. (Actually I put a little on the plate, then a slice of Toast, then some more mix, then the other slice of Toast, then some more on top of that)

    We call it Creamed Dried Beef on Toast, some call it Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast. They’re both right.
    Just don’t call it SOS, because that’s made with Ground Beef. Just look at the stuff made with Ground Beef, and you can see why they call it “SOS”. This stuff is a whole lot better tasting!!

    My First Plate will be Mrs Bear’s Pan Fried Taters. She Bakes the Taters first, then she peels & slices them up & fries them Partially Golden Brown in a Pan with Butter.

    So that’s about it, other than the Pics Below!

    Thanks For Stopping By,


    Big Old Pan of Fried Taters:

    All Mine!!——This is a 2 Plate Supper!!——Bear’s First Plate is a Pile of Pan Fried Taters:

    Bear’s Second Plate is 2 Slices of Toast Buried in Creamed Dried Beef. (Lock the Doors!!)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear I love that stuff.

    Great meal right there.
  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Bear, I had to let my belt out two notches just from looking at your great pics! 
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good, Bear!
    I also like SOS and since I started making it myself, I like it even more. I don't make it often though.
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can be over in a few take that home.I like that! Thanks for sharing.


  6. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Hmmm... Going to have to check out smoking dried beef :drool
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2015
  8. Man that looks great, wish I some    Nice !!!   [​IMG]

  9. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, bear! I'll watch for a sale:grilling_smilie:
  10. Bear, that looks great, haven't had it in a long time, not sure if my wife likes it or not, but I sure do.  SOS isn't bad either, but it's better made your way.


  11. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic


    I love dried beef but never liked the cream aspect of it. Am I still allowed to live in PA?? Lol! But I will eat my weight in scrapple!

    I haven't had chipped beef (what we called it) since I was a kid. Maybe my palette has changed. Wanna send me a sample?
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!!

    Thank You!!

    Sorry---Don't look so close, or get a pair of suspenders.[​IMG]

    And Thanks for the Point !!

  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! My mom made that when I was a kid,with store bought meat, yours must be even better!:drool
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Mr Gary!!

    I'll swap some of this for some of your Brisket any day.[​IMG]

    Meet me in East Texas.

    Thank You Richie!!


    And Thanks for the Points, Gary & Richie!!

  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Ed!!

    Yup---I never cared for the stuff they made in the Army. Their's was really SOS, made with Ground Beef, and it was like they dried it up & then put it in gravy. I found it very hard to swallow!!

    Sure you belong in PA !!

    I actually like my Dried Beef more in a cold Sandwich with American Cheese & Miracle Whip (Mayo if you don't like MW).

  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In the Navy the SoS was made with chipped beef (that was aged since the civil war), So Bear what does that "SoS" really stand for?

    Maybe why our gravy was better.......

  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Bear!

    Yeah, my Mom was German, and she just called it "chipped beef on toast".  A quick and easy meal for her because she worked with my dad in the shop all day.

    I understand that historically some military branches used it in their SOS.

    Like you, by the time I got to the Army, it was made with hamburger. (or something?)  And then the rest of the morning in the latrine.  [​IMG]

    Good smoking and good luck.
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks B !!

    It's Pretty good stuff!!

    Absolutely, the Navy & Air Force always had better food than the Army and Marines. Probably because they made cooks out of cooks, and the Army put cooks on the front lines & Plumbers in the Kitchen, plus they transported the food & kept what they wanted. That's why some Navy outfits might have gotten Chipped Dried Beef on Toast, and the Army got Ground Beef on Toast, which is Truly "SOS".

  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Merv!!

    Yup, in the old days some used Chipped Beef, but by the time you & I were in the service (which was kinda "Old Days" too) they weren't about to pay for the expensive Dried Beef. 

    That's why I'm glad I can make my own!!

    Too expensive for me to buy!


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