S.O.S. (Creamed Beef On Toast)

(8 servings)

  • 1 and 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teasppon salt
  • 2 teaspoons beef-flavored instant bouillon (about 2 cubes)
  • 3/4 cups nonfat dry milk and 3 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • OPTIONAL: 3 and 1/2 cups whole milk can be used to replace dry milk and water
Brown the beef in its own fat in a skillet. Drain excess fat.

Add flour, pepper, salt and bouillon to beef; mix thoroughly and cook about 5 minutes or until flour is absorbed.

Reconstitute dry milk (mix with water); add to beef mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce; heat to a simmer, stirring frequently until thickened.

Serve over hot toast or biscuits.

Each branch of the U.S. Military has a different version of this recipe. It is affectionately referred to by our dogfaces as "Sh*t On A Shingle". S.O.S. made its debut about 1910. The recipe presented here is a home version of that served by the Army circa World War I.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 955. Submitted 4/5/2003.