Cathy's USMC SOS

Cathy LaFay


Im sure there are many versions of this dish. I learned how to make this dish from my x who was in the USMC and this is how he liked it...

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Stove Top


1 lb
lean ground beef
3 clove
garlic, minced (less if you dont like garlic)
1 large
onion, diced
celery stalk, diced
4 Tbsp
ev olive oil
3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk or whole milk (2% works too) you can also use 1 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup any milk
1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper or cayenne to taste

How to Make Cathy's USMC SOS


  • 1In a large skillet over medium heat, add EVOO and let it hit up, add onion and celery together until the onion starts to get golden then add and brown the ground beef.
  • 2Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • 3Do not drain beef. Add worcestershire sauce.
  • 4Add flour which should completely absorb any liquid in the pan.
  • 5Then you add your milk (or beef broth & which ever kind of milk if your using that) but keep in mind that the measurements are approximate.
  • 6Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and bring to a boil. Reduce your heat and continue stirring, until you have a nice thick milk gravy.
  • 7Serve over toast, biscuits, noodles, rice, pasta or potatoes.
  • 8Side Note: You can also add mushrooms to this dish, not traditional but really good.

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About Cathy's USMC SOS

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids