Beef S.O.S

Thursday, December 20, 2018

My husband loves everything that I make, but one of his favorite meals is also one of the easiest and cheapest meals to have.  If it were up to him, he would eat S.O.S every single day and be just fine with that.

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.



Beef S.O.S



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)
Sliced Bread


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)

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3 comments

  1. My husband was in the Navy and this was one of the things he introduced me to at the chow hall when family was allowed to eat with the enlisted on weekends. A favorite of ours!!! Always a great thing to fix for something simple and comforting. You can top it with a fried egg also if one wishes. You've got me wanting to make this now. :-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas Sandra ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Oh my goodness, my dad was in the navy serving during WWII, and as a child I heard him refer to this, only back in the day it was made with chipped beef, a dried beef that my mom would buy in the market in a little jar.

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  3. Oh my goodness, my dad was in the navy serving during WWII, and as a child I heard him refer to this, only back in the day it was made with chipped beef, a dried beef that my mom would buy in the market in a little jar.

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