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Jul 24, 2006 12:48 PM

Dried Beef

I'm looking for dried beef, the cheap packaged or jarred stuff, to make chipped beef AKA Shit on a Shingle. Can't find it in the local markets. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  1. Chinatown in Manhattan. There's a store that sells Chinese versions of beef jerkey (I believe they make it themselves) on Mulberry Street, north of Mosco. Near the famous funeral home by Columbus Park. It's on the east side of the street.

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    1. re: bigmackdaddy

      Hes looking for chipped beef. Its not the same as jerky. Chipped beef with gravy over toast, AKA SOS.

      1. re: mingt

        I bet they have chipped as well. In fact I bet places like Kam Man sell a version of chipped beef for very little $$$.

    2. where are you? If you are in Park Slope area, you might want to check Eagle Provisions - they carry a lot of unlikely stuff.

      1. Grab your wonderbread and some white gravy--thar it be (scroll down):

        The part in the description about college students made me laugh. And retirees--they can't get enough of that delicious chipped beef taste! My dad once made SOS with deer meat, which pretty much ruined it for me.

        Yes Hormel, the possibilities for beef in a jar really are ENDLESS!

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        1. re: erikka

          I remember sometime in the 90s we used to get frozen prepackaged chipped beef and gravy. Stick the bag in the microwave for a few and pour over your toast. Wish i could remember the brand.

          1. re: erikka

            It wasnt laughable as my mother used to serve it - on really excellent biscuits - the dish has a family resemblance to sausage gravy on biscuits, I guess.