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Chipped Beef?

MRMoggie Oct 21, 2009 06:55 PM

Anyone have a source for real chipped beef? (Slightly dried, lightly smoked)

This used to be a staple at every deli, sliced to order, or at least pre-packaged.

Haven't seen it for eons but came across an old family "brunch" recipe and it made me hungry for it. (No SOS made with bacon fat/flour gravy. Instead this version has sour cream, mushrooms and sherry.)

My searches have only turned up bad recipes and worse restaurants. Lone exception was Bud's Custom Meats in Penngrove, but would like to double check and see if someone has actual knowledge of a source and the quality.


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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: MRMoggie Oct 21, 2009 07:13 PM

    If Bud's has it, it's probably first-rate.

    1. wolfe RE: MRMoggie Oct 21, 2009 08:22 PM

      Was the Marine's Memorial one of the worse?

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        nasigoreng RE: MRMoggie Dec 26, 2009 12:05 PM

        Try Hormel Meat's website. They will send you a couple of jars for a reasonable price.
        I am sure that is is quality beef.

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        1. re: nasigoreng
          chefj RE: nasigoreng Dec 27, 2009 09:35 AM

          your kidding right?

        2. chefj RE: MRMoggie Dec 27, 2009 09:42 AM

          Bresola (sp?) The European style air dried beef makes a great high quality creamed chipped beef. The price is quite a bit more but you really do not use that much and the quality difference is worth the added cost IMO. Should be available anywhere you can buy good quality Charcuterie or Salumi

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