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Russ's Hamburger Gravy

Russ Myers


A very tasty low-budget meal which can be prepared in minutes. Also known as SOS Creamed Beef

SOS stands for S*** on a Shingle Traditionally. SOS is made with chipped beef, which is a dried, smoked and salted meat product, although my family always made it with ground beef. Either way it’s tasty but I find the ground beef to be a bit more filling and a lot less salty. Visually it’s not the most colorful or beautiful dish but it’s filling and comforting. Sometimes that cancels the rule “you eat with your eyes first.”

★★★★★ 3 votes
4-6 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 lb. hamburger
1 C. onion, chopped
3 Tbs. flour
1 1/2 qt. milk
salt and pepper, to taste


1Brown burger and onion, then drain off fat. Return mixture to skillet. Over medium temperature, stir in flour. Slowly add milk, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil until gravy thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over toast.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom