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Frequently Asked Questions

What is dried beef?


Dried Beef is a slowly cured, lean beef which is trimmed of most fat to attain ultimate leanness. It's mildly salty, yet beefy and smoky flavor profile is excellent in many recipe applications over the last 100 plus years...but undoubtedly, the best recipe marriage with dried beef is just a little milk, flour and butter to create the classic "Creamed Chipped Beef" recipe.


Where can I find Knauss & Carson's products?


Knauss and Carson's products can be found at your local supermarket. If you still have trouble locating our products, please visit our product locator page or feel free to contact us directly.


Do you have a mail order department?


To order our products to be shipped to your home, please contact:
Derstines, Inc.
1-800-660-3275 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST
Local: 215-257-2700 x215 (for local order pickup) or email gbencsik@derstines.com


What is the best way to prepare dried beef?


Dried beef is an extremely versatile product. It can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner...but the most popular way to prepare dried beef is in the Creamed Chipped Beef recipe.

Brown the flour in the butter.
Dissolve the milk in the beef stock, and then add that to the pot.
Stir this together slowly to prevent lumping, and then add the beef.
Cook for a few minutes, add the parsley, and serve over toast.


Are your products gluten free?


Yes, all of the products we produce are gluten free including our prepared Creamed Chipped Beef.


Do your products contain MSG?


None of the products we produce contain MSG.


What is the sodium content in Knauss dried beef?


The sodium content in our dried beef products is 660mg per serving or 27% of the USDA recommended daily value. The sodium level in our dried beef products is actually much lower than many prepared or convenient packaged ready to eat meals. Our dried beef products also have a high level of protein which can help keep you satisfied.


How long can dried beef be kept under refrigeration? Can it be frozen?


Our Knauss Dried Beef should always be kept under refrigeration and be consumed before the "sell by" date which is stamped on the package. It is not recommended to freeze our dried beef as freezing compromises the quality of the product.