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Chipped Beef, California Style

Poppy Seed Cups (below)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 ounces dried beef, shredded
1/4 cup Gold Medal flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne red pepper
2 cups milk or light cream
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
Tomato wedges
Hard-cooked eggs

Prepare Poppy Seed Cups. While cups bake, melt butter in large skillet. Cook and stir dried beef in butter until edges curl. Stir in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is bubbly.

Remove from heat; stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in egg and avocado; heat through. Serve in Poppy Seed Cups with wedges of tomato and hard-cooked eggs. 6 servings.

Poppy Seed Cups

Heat oven to 375°. Trim crust from 12 slices white bread. Spread slices with butter; sprinkle with poppy seed. Press buttered sides up into ungreased muffin cups. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown.

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Poached Eggs – Chipped Beef


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup unsifted flour
Dash pepper
2 1/2 cups milk
1 jar (5oz) dried beef
4 or 6 poached eggs
2 or 3 English muffins, split and toasted, or 4 or 6 buttered toast slices, crusts removed


1. In medium saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat.

2. Add flour and pepper, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boiling, over medium heat, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Add several drops Tabasco and dried beef. heat gently while poaching eggs.

3. Lift eggs to toasted muffins. Spoon creamed chipped beef over top. Garnish with tomato wedges and olives, as pictured.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

How to Poach and Egg: Bring water (1 inch deep) in shallow pan to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer. Break egg into saucer, then quickly slip egg into water. Cook, covered, 3 to 5 minutes. Lift out of water with slotted pancake turner or spoon. Drain well.

A Light Supper
Poached Eggs with Creamed Chipped Beef
Toasted English Muffins

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