2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1 (8 ounce) jar dried beef
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Sauce Preparation: In a saucepan on low heat, melt the butter. Gradually whisk in the flour, ensuring no lumps form. Slowly pour in the warm milk, constantly stirring to achieve a smooth mixture.
Cooking: Increase heat to medium-high. Stir continuously until the mixture begins to thicken. Add the dried beef and cayenne pepper, stirring well.
Serving: Once the beef is heated through and the sauce reaches your desired consistency, remove from heat. Pour over slices of toast or bread, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which meat works best?
Opt for meat with minimal moisture. Dried, drained hamburger meat is an excellent choice due to its ability to absorb the liquid and amplify the flavors.
Can I enhance the flavor?
Absolutely! Add more spices as per your preference. For an added kick, increase the amount of cayenne pepper. Herbs like basil, oregano, and clove can also enhance the taste.
What should be the sauce’s consistency?
We recommend a thicker sauce for a creamier texture, but the choice is yours. The thicker the sauce, the more robust and rich the flavor.