Ben’s Creamed Beef

I posted this recipe over at community. Now I’m posting it here for record purposes. =)


Sound’s like a clobbered up cow, doesn’t it? =p

My family’s first encounter with creamed beef was at Camp John Hay in Baguio City. My dad loved it so much our summer getaways to Baguio always included an early morning trip to John Hay for breakfast. I’m calling it Ben’s Creamed Beef because it’s my dad’s take on the recipe. Being the minimalist that he is, he made it as simple as possible, with minimal ingredients.

  • The recipe below is good for 2 servings.
  • 100 grams ground beef (I bought 200 grams, but it seemed like a lot, so I only used half)
  • Half a small can of evaporated milk
  • Knorr® beef cube (don’t use the whole cube, just add a pinch for extra flavor)
  • 2 tsp flour
  • (Salt and) pepper to taste
  • Bread (either tasty or pandesal)
  • Garnish
  1. First, cook the ground beef in a pan until the oil ‘sweats’ out. Drain the oil and throw it away–it’s not good for your health. =p
  2. With the beef cooking in the pan, add the beef cube.
  3. Add the flour directly into the beef and mix well.
  4. Add a little pepper (taste first to see if salt is needed).
  5. Add the milk. Adjust the amount of milk based on how thick you want the sauce to be.
  6. Make sure you set your stove to low heat at this point.
  7. Heat bread in a pan, transfer to a plate, and top with the beef, and garnish. Done!

Parsley would probably look better as a garnish, but we didn’t have any so I just improvised and used chopped-up leeks. It worked just as well.

The dish in the photo is half of what I cooked, fifty grams of beef –can you tell I love math?–and it survived 3 pieces of pan-grilled Pan de Manila‘s big pandesal. White loaf bread would probably work better picture-wise, but we are trying to eat healthier stuff, so wheat pandesal it is.

2 Responses to “Ben’s Creamed Beef”
  1. deohsan says:

    I think we’ve only had this twice? Was it both times with tasty bread, or did we have pan-de-sal the first time around? Loved it!

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