If you are military or have military background or even been around military people in general, then you will no doubt have heard about the good ol' S.O.S. Technically it's called S*** on a Shingle, and I don't think I need to tell you what the S word stands for LOL
It's something that military folk of all branches are quite familiar with. The dish seems to go all the way back to World War I and an Army field kitchen, although the recipe itself first appears in a Manual of Army Cooks from 1910. So, as you can see it has definitely been around for a very long time.
This is definitely one of those meals that not only go far, but are perfect for when you need to cut back on your food budget. There seems to be a love/hate relationship for people with this meal, but we think it is absolutely fantastic, and filling.
There are SO many ways to make this recipe, so I'm giving you my way of making it, I'm sure you can find a ton of different versions online.
1 lb ground beef
2 cups milk
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic (optional but I like to add some in)
In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, brown the ground beef, then season with salt and pepper. I sometimes add a little garlic too. Drain grease. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and stir to combine, then slowly start pouring in the milk all the while mixing well so as not to allow the flour to become lumpy.
Serve over sliced bread. (you can toast the bread if you wish, we either toast it or just have it as is)