This is a recipe I go to when having company. My family loves it and company always raves about it. This is one of those recipes that comes together quickly, yet tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. Don't let the dried beef scare you, it gives this dish that extra little something that makes people go, hmmmmm, what is that? Believe me, I've made this recipe before and didn't have the dried beef and it was not as good, at all. After cooking, you're left with a rich, flavorful gravy to drizzle over nice, white, fluffy rice. Enjoy!! No salt needed if using regular creamed soups.