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auxguard
Junior Burger
2008/01/29 19:34:40
Were is the best place in Ct to get some homemade creamed chipped beef on toast?
Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/01/30 10:36:53
The REAL qusetion should be, Where can I find homemade chipped beef in Ct.
Your going to be a little hard pressed to find it anywhere these days.
Chow Jim
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/01/30 10:43:12
I doubt you're going to find it anywhere in New England
Chipped Beef seems to be more of a mid Atlantic thing (Delaware/Pennsylvania/Maryland)

I haven't seen it anywhere here in Rhode Island
mikez629
Cheeseburger
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 16:11:45
Your going to have to take a drive down to South Jersey/Philly area to come across some SOS>
mikez629
Cheeseburger
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 16:13:05
quote:
Originally posted by mikez629

Your going to have to take a drive down to South Jersey/Philly area to come across some SOS>

ROAD TRIP!
divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 16:22:11
Could be at your house. Easy enough to make and then you know you're not getting the powdered stuff.

12 oz. Chipped beef
12 oz. Heavy cream

1. Simmer the chipped beef in the cream until the cream reduces by 1/3.

2. Grab some toast or bisquits.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 18:23:42
Add some dried mustard, bit of Cholula, Worchestershire sauce, and some black pepper and I think you'll have something. But, I'd rather use whole milk and some flour to thicken the sauce before adding the meat.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 19:48:16
I have to agree, Mr.Hoffman-I am getting a reputation for good creamed chipped beef, and what you describe is pretty much how I make it..
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 19:52:11
I must say, it's the way my wife made it. I'm pretty good, but not that good.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/13 20:25:29
Mine isnt either, IMO, but its the only chipped beef thay can get!
Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2008/02/14 07:12:03
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

I doubt you're going to find it anywhere in New England
Chipped Beef seems to be more of a mid Atlantic thing (Delaware/Pennsylvania/Maryland)

I haven't seen it anywhere here in Rhode Island
I did find a spot that has it on their daily menu.
The Owl Diner in Lowell Ma. I usually get the ham with my breakfast there, but I may try the chipped beef the next time.
Lowell is a city that still supports about half a dozen diners and all are pretty busy. The Club diner has Biscuits and Gravey on their daily menu and serve a french style baked bean. So if you ever get up that way for a Spinners game it's worth checking out. Chow Jim
esoteric epicurean
Junior Burger
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/02 12:08:00
Until recently They were serving out the Chipped Beef and gravy you'd dream of in a little marina kitchen known as the "docksider" restaurant in Westerly, RI- I had been eating it there for 20yrs, and like most things, its time came- only to be replaced by a mediocre lunch spot with no SOS! I look forward to hearing what people find- fortunately I find myself in places where it is available often enough and my mother is a master- having learned from hers... I would suggest Evaporated milk, which gives richer flavor, and as I understand was the traditional base for the gravy as it is also canned.
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/13 14:23:01
Best SOS, by far is the Navy's! Just something about, being miles out to sea, getting off that mid-watch, going to the mess decks and have some SOS, with a couple sunny side up eggs.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/13 18:04:53
I just had perhaps my favorite ever SOS in Layton Utah at Sils Cafe.  The whole family loved it and agreed.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/13 19:02:01
I wonder why us westcoasters miss out on all the good things. 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/13 19:12:25
ChiTownDiner

I just had perhaps my favorite ever SOS in Layton Utah at Sils Cafe.  The whole family loved it and agreed.


Pats myself on back!


ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/13 19:34:22
I do indeed owe you...perhaps some Johnny's!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/15 10:02:07
When I was in the ANG back in the early 60's, the ANG had great SOS at Lackland AFB.  I did not particularly enjoy basic training but I did OK due to my prior training at the University of Tennessee in ROTC.
 
Since then, I have made SOS many times but I have found Stouffer's SOS very good.  I buy it very frequently and have it on toast a couple of times a month.
 
http://www.stouffers.com/products/ProductComments.aspx?productid=151
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/15 10:38:28
Here is the menu for Four Sisters Owl Diner.  I see that it does indeed list creamed chipped beef on toast!  I've never had that in a restaurant.  I think I will make a stop there next time I am in Massachusetts.


Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/15 12:31:24
fishtaco

Best SOS, by far is the Navy's! Just something about, being miles out to sea, getting off that mid-watch, going to the mess decks and have some SOS, with a couple sunny side up eggs.


If I'm not mistaken, I believe Most Navy Cooks and Marine Cooks make it with ground beef, not Dried Chipped Beef.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/15 12:38:00
If the Dried Chipped Beef is hard to find you can use Budding Beef Luncheon Meat. Not quite the same, not as salty, but a decent substitute.
Capt'n Mike
Hamburger
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/17 10:28:43
Foodbme

fishtaco

Best SOS, by far is the Navy's! Just something about, being miles out to sea, getting off that mid-watch, going to the mess decks and have some SOS, with a couple sunny side up eggs.
 
 
If I'm not mistaken, I believe Most Navy Cooks and Marine Cooks make it with ground beef, not Dried Chipped Beef.


Fishtaco....I agree it was the best....
Yes, they made it both ways....Also made an SOS that had a tomato based, spice flavor called Minced Beef....This was made with ground beef....I loved them all....Wish I had the
recipe....
post edited by Capt'n Mike - 2010/08/17 10:31:00
mar52
Sirloin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/17 12:50:40
How is dried chipped beef sold?  
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/17 13:24:45
PapaJoe8
Sirloin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/17 21:35:54
Don, I only see the smaller jar around here. And even it is kinda hard to find. :~(
Joe
russ2304
Cheeseburger
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/17 23:53:06

Creamed Chipped Beef  
Serving Size: Serves 2-4

View Nutrition Facts


Tender strips of dried beef in a seasoned creamy sauce.

 
 
ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD TASTING-----I DO IT OVER LIGHTLY BUTTERED THOMAS' ENGLISH MUFFIN AND HIT WITH A LITTLE FRESH BLACK PEPPER AND AVAIL IN ALMOST ALL SUPERMARKETS-------GIVE IT A SHOT!
 
 
RUSS


mar52
Sirloin
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 00:35:31
Interesting.  I've never seen either.  Either I just looked over them or we don't have them here.  

I'm now on a mission.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 02:48:58
MiamiDon




I've only ever seen Armour Brand Chipped Beef. Have never seen Hormel anywhere.
Here's the Official Creamed Chipped Beef Recipe from Armour's web site:
Creamed Chipped Beef
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 2.25-oz. jar ARMOUR® STAR SLICED DRIED BEEF, rinsed, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
  • 8 slices white bread, toasted Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour and cook 1 minute.
    Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
    Add beef and mustard and heat through.
    Serve over toast with a side of ARMOUR® STAR CORNED BEEF HASH.
    Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • mayor al
    Fire Safety Admin
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 12:25:06
    Marlene,
      In SoCal We shopped Stater Brothers Markets most of the time, and a Von's now and then. Both had the Armour brand version of the Hormel jars you see posted.

    It's funny how common Biscuits anf Gravy are all over the South, but SOS seems to be an unusual menu item. The two are very closely related,IMHO.
    Foodbme
    Porterhouse
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 13:31:53
    mayor al

    Marlene,
      In SoCal We shopped Stater Brothers Markets most of the time, and a Von's now and then. Both had the Armour brand version of the Hormel jars you see posted.

    It's funny how common Biscuits anf Gravy are all over the South, but SOS seems to be an unusual menu item. The two are very closely related,IMHO.


    Funny you should mention. I use Pioneer Brand Sausage Gravy Mix for making both Sausage Gravy, ( I add more cooked ground sausage to it) AND for making S.O.S.!
    http://www.chguenther.com/WhatsNew/CountrySausage.aspx
    Pioneer makes Quality products. I also use their Buttermilk Pancake & Biscuit Mix to make my Biscuits
    Rusty246
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 13:40:51
    Armour has a blue label.  Stouffer's is good albeit on the expensive side in my opinion.  Making it yourself is the way to go and you get twice if not more than with Stouffer's.
    PapaJoe8
    Sirloin
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/18 15:07:13
    There was a good thread a few years back w/ the differences between chipped beef and SOS.
    Joe
    Foodbme
    Porterhouse
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/19 20:03:07
    PapaJoe8

    There was a good thread a few years back w/ the differences between chipped beef and SOS.
    Joe


    Please post the thread if you can find it.
    My guess would be Chipped beef is just that--Contains Chipped Beef.
    SOS could be made with any meat-- like the Navy & Marines use ground Beef.
    fishtaco
    Double Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/25 14:56:39
    Foodbme

    PapaJoe8

    There was a good thread a few years back w/ the differences between chipped beef and SOS.
    Joe


    Please post the thread if you can find it.
    My guess would be Chipped beef is just that--Contains Chipped Beef.
    SOS could be made with any meat-- like the Navy & Marines use ground Beef.

     
    Ok, I'm a retired Navy guy. SOS the real SOS is the chipped beef kind. All of the breakfast "gravies" however fall under the term SOS. I was on 1 ship that had some sort of SOS every day. There is the chipped beef kind, sausage, hamburger (white) chopped hard boiled eggs, have even seen ham and bacon. Then there is the above mentioned "minced beef" in a tomato sauce and this is good stuff. It's about one step away from pasta sauce, hell you could serve it on pasta. Key thing in it, is nutmeg.  I still love any of them, but the real SOS remains my favorite.

    ayersian
    Double Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/25 16:06:38
    Auxguard, if you're still looking for S.O.S. in CT, then I have the place for you: Bush Meadow Farm in Union, reviewed here on the site.  Barry doesn't make S.O.S. every weekend, but I dropped in once last year when he had and wrote a logbook on it:



    From my logbook: This old-time military staple (which stands for S**t [or the more polite Stew] On a Shingle) was different from the creamed chipped beef that my father & I would eat at American Legion breakfasts when I was growing up in South Carolina. Barry’s version was ground beef in a cream gravy that was gray with black pepper, heaped over home fries. It was delicious, just as he assured me it would be. The eggs with a slice of Swiss melted on top and, of course, homemade rye toast were grand as usual, and Barry even included a slice of creamy goat’s-milk feta cheese from a batch that he had just finished. Oh, if Bush Meadow were only closer to my house!

    Call ahead and talk to Barry or Nancy -- I bet you could convince them to make it for you!  They also have a nice, new website here.  I really can't say enough good things about the place -- I love it and I wish we lived closer!    Chris
    MiamiDon
    Filet Mignon
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/25 16:19:34
    I have a copy of the 1910 U.S. Manual for Army Cooks.  There is a recipe for Beef, chipped (for 60 men)

    It has chipped beef, butter, flour, canned evaporated milk, parsley, pepper and beef stock.

    I am guessing that this is what became known as S.O.S.

    Foodbme
    Porterhouse
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/25 16:30:05
    MiamiDon

    I have a copy of the 1910 U.S. Manual for Army Cooks.  There is a recipe for Beef, chipped (for 60 men)

    It has chipped beef, butter, flour, canned evaporated milk, parsley, pepper and beef stock.

    I am guessing that this is what became known as S.O.S.


    Who wooda thought to put parsley in it?
    fishtaco
    Double Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/26 15:09:35
    Foodbme

    MiamiDon

    I have a copy of the 1910 U.S. Manual for Army Cooks.  There is a recipe for Beef, chipped (for 60 men)

    It has chipped beef, butter, flour, canned evaporated milk, parsley, pepper and beef stock.

    I am guessing that this is what became known as S.O.S.


    Who wooda thought to put parsley in it?

     
    I have never seen parsley in SOS.

    rpalmer1
    Hamburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2010/08/26 19:54:12
    Even Stevens (a diner) in Berlin, CT has it on sundays. FYI
    Ketteract
    Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 05:12:30
    rpalmer1

    Even Stevens (a diner) in Berlin, CT has it on sundays. FYI

    I wonder if this is still the case.  I'm sort of terrified that I'll walk in and ask for it, and they'll look at me like I have leprosy.  Gonna try this Sunday, though!
    MellowRoast
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 08:39:01
    I'm a fool for good creamed chipped beef and make my own, seasoned with a little Vegetable Magic, fresh black pepper, and L&P (UK).  If there were a Chipped Beef Cook-off, I'd sign up.
    easydoesit
    Double Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 14:25:17
    I might have posted this some time ago, but I'll try it again -- learned at the kitchen table as my telegrapher dad taught me the code:
     
    Three dot, four dot, two dot, dash,
    They serve it in the army and they call it hash.
     
    Sure, that's right, that's exactly what it means.
     
    I'll vote for the Stouffers too, it's pretty good, and the best I can get since my wife got tired of making it for me (years ago!), which meant I would do it, or Stouffers would.
     
    It's sort of thin -- I like to add some small things, like maybe shaved ham, sautéed onion and/or pepper -- nothing drastic.  The hard-cooked eggs sound like they could work, once in a while.
     
    Michael Hoffman
    Double-chop Porterhouse
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 15:39:42
    Right. Three dot, four dot, two dot, dash is what they put on a shingle.
    myterry2
    Double Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 17:21:00
    Might have been the worst dish my mother made at home while growing up...I hated it....think she served it because we didn't have much money.  Definitely would not order this no matter who or where they made it at.
    lleechef
    Sirloin
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 19:01:26
    I hadn't eaten this since I was a kid (my Mother's was really good) so when I saw it on the menu at the Summit Diner in Somerset, PA I ordered it and it was very good.  We have Stouffer's in the freezer but I never tried it and probably never will.  Too easy to make your own.
    Michael Hoffman
    Double-chop Porterhouse
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/07 19:26:58
    myterry2

    Might have been the worst dish my mother made at home while growing up...I hated it....think she served it because we didn't have much money.  Definitely would not order this no matter who or where they made it at.

    Even my mother, whom we in the family called Lucretia (for Lucretia Borgia) behind her back because of her cooking, which we all expected would kill us one day, was able to make edible creamed chipped beef.
    RKB
    Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/08 08:07:23
    lleechef

    I hadn't eaten this since I was a kid (my Mother's was really good) so when I saw it on the menu at the Summit Diner in Somerset, PA I ordered it and it was very good.  We have Stouffer's in the freezer but I never tried it and probably never will.  Too easy to make your own.

    Summit Diner serves it? Wow. I missed that. Now I have to go back there.
    lleechef
    Sirloin
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/08 11:07:45
    Yep.  It wasn't a special either, it's on the menu.
    RKB
    Cheeseburger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/12 08:59:55
    lleechef

    Yep.  It wasn't a special either, it's on the menu.

    If it is as good as everything else we ate there, it would be worth a return trip. Besides, the Laurel Highlands is a particularly beautiful part of PA. I do want to explore more of it.
    Bill
    tymsart
    Junior Burger
    Re:were's the best creamed chip beef in Ct 2014/02/12 10:01:18
    The Wind Mill Diner in Danbury and New Milford offers creamed chipped beef.  I had it recently and it was not that good.