By Fran Miller TchrLdy71
This easy-to-make dish comes from Depression cooking, where a little meat could be stretched to feed & fill up a lot of people, and from the United States military, for the same reason. As a Navy Brat born to Depression Era parents, it's a given that this dish would be on our table!
If you prefer the Chipped Beef version, cut the dry beef into small pieces. Make a roux from butter, flour, and milk, then add the chipped beef pieces after it thickens.
For those who weren't military brats, the SOS stands for "S--- On a Shingle" OR "Same Old S---." Bet you can figure it out! =^..^=
WARNING: Product Endorsement. I love my ChopStir when I'm cooking ground beef! It's the best kitchen gadget EVER! (OK, I'm finished.)
So add the liquids and stir well.
If it's too thin, cook it longer.
If it's too thick, add a little more cold liquid.
About this Recipe
Sandy Mika mikasldy - Jul 23, 2013
love the stuff, my gramma use to make it all the time 8]
Dawn Cook Bgreat - Jul 23, 2013
Oh Fran, this brought back memories from my elementary school years. They always served it over mash potatoes. Loved it . Thanks for sharing
Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Jul 23, 2013
Thanks for commenting, Sandy & Dawn. What an honor to help you come up with good memories! Dawn, I forgot that this dish was sometimes served in school, at least back in the day. I haven't seen it on a school menu in DECADES! LOL =^..^=
Mary Ann Hanson DeaconGrandma - Jul 24, 2013
This is one of the best comfort food dishes out there!!!! I always add a little dried minced onion and a couple of dashes of worcestershire. My kids gobbled it up!
Fran Miller TchrLdy71 - Jul 24, 2013
Your suggestions sound yummy, Mary Ann. A little minced green pepper is good, too. Dad liked his SOS "plain" so that is the way I listed it above, but isn't it fun to play with your food? Thanks for posting! =^..^=