1Mix together the main sauce ingredients in a large stainless steel or non-stick pot. Slowly bring almost to a boil over medium heat (be careful not to scorch!), stirring constantly.
2Mix together the thickener ingredients and slowly add to the hot almost boiling sauce mixture... stirring constantly until well thickened. (If it isn't thick enough, make a bit more thickener and repeat until it is desired thickness.
3Add the chopped up (or torn up) dried beef.
Add the thawed peas.
When all is hot, turn the heat off.
4Make slices of toast.
Cut the toast into desired size cubes.
5Pour desired amount of the sauce mixture over the cut up toast.
*** You can also just serve over whole slices of toast the way they did in the old days... but I prefer the bite size pieces, especially for company.