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Shit on a shingle recipe

Shit on a Shingle Recipe

Shit on a Shingle made with creamed, chipped beef is a classic American military dish. This recipe makes enough for one person for lunch or a light supper; you can easily multiply this recipe as needed. We've tried to make it just a bit healthier than normal by lightening up the white sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beef, Lunch
Servings 1



  • Wash hands with soap and water; clean work surface.
  • Chop up the chipped beef roughly, set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat along with a few dashes of ground pepper (optional: a dash of ground nutmeg, a pinch of onion powder or a tablespoon of minced onion, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a squirt of mustard.) Don't let the butter brown. As soon as it's just all melted, add the flour, and whisk it in. Let cook for a minute, then whisk in half the milk. As soon as it's absorbed, whisk in the remainder of the milk, then stir in the chipped beef, and set the heat to low.
  • Pop the bread in the toaster. When it's toasted, arrange the two slices of toast and spoon the beef mixture on top of both.
  • Serve piping hot.
  • If you're serving for lunch or dinner, add some side veg for a complete meal.


You can use white or brown bread. If you aren't counting calories, regular milk is fine -- we just tried to make the dish a bit lower in calories. 1/3 cup is about 3 oz or 75 ml.
Feel free to use a bit more to make the sauce runnier if you like.
Feel free to adjust and play with seasoning; most people seem to feel it's salty enough from the beef without adding more salt.
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