Creamed Dried Beef (or SOS)

Penny R Recipe

By Penny R dixie_tn1

About 6
Stove Top

If you've ever been in the military, you'll be familiar with this one. My Marine father taught me how to make it when I was a kid, and it's still one of my favorite breakfasts.

I use 3 jars of dried beef simply because I love it. You may want try this recipe using only 2 jars the first time you make it. Some folks don't like the saltiness of using 3 jars.

I always add pepper while cooking the gravy, but I wouldn't advise adding salt until you've tasted the gravy. Dried beef is very salty and adding more salt could easily ruin the whole dish.


3 jar(s)
dried beef
1 stick
1/2 c
4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Tear (I cut with scissors) dried beef into small pieces and set aside. In saucepan, melt butter over low heat. After completely melted, add flour and mix in with spoon until no lumps show. Add milk and turn heat to high, stirring constantly until it boils. Turn heat back down to medium, stirring constantly, until desired thickness is achieved. Stir in dried beef. Serve over warm toast.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Ginnie Weathers GinnyMae
Jun 27, 2014
My husband was the first one to tell me about this. His dad and his dad's twin were in the service. We actually love it!
Nancy R Robeyone
Jun 26, 2013
I love this stuff!!!
Jennifer Turpin jenkev
Jan 7, 2012
Thanks Penny,my husband was in the military and has a craving. Appreciate the help
Brenda Lee Schultz cupcakes123
Dec 28, 2011
My dad was in the Marines and a cook many years ago and he used to make this for a friday night dinner and he would add hard boiled eggs to it by using an egg slicer.. sometimes for dinner he would add frozen peas.. over toast or biscuits. try it out sometime..
Deanna Parish deewee
Jul 9, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!