How to make it

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion.
  • Stir in the flour, granulated bouillon, salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powders (and cayenne, if using).
  • Saute all together until flour is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in the Worcestershire sauce and milk.
  • Bring it all to a simmer, stirring, and cook until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve over toast, biscuits, noodles, rice, or potatoes.
  • Note: when I'm needing to avoid bread or noodles, I'll sometimes make a bunch of sauteed mushrooms and eat this over them, or sometimes with tofu. Delicious!

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    " It was excellent "
    suiiki ate it and said...
    I used to love it when my dad (A 30 year air force veteran) would make this, I have never been able to get the gravy to come out right, but rest assured I WILL be trying this recipe soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    veg ate it and said...
    SOS in our family was chipped beef as well, however, in my husband's family (career military) SOS was ground beef
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  • joyinabasket 6 years ago
    OMG! This was one of my favorite dishes for breakfast as a kid! My ARMY cook dad made this frequently as he served it over toast with a fried egg on top! I can't wait to try this again! I remember corn starch and evaporated milk iin the recipe, but flour and milk will do! What a treasure to find again! Thanks!
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  • raven4487 6 years ago
    We always called ours hamburger gravy. SOS was creamed beef or chipped beef. We ate ours on potatoes thanks for the recipe. Love this.
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  • putercop 6 years ago
    Yep on a shingle. This stuff is great. Brings back fond memories of extremely rare culinary adventures in that line of work.
    Bill
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    " It was excellent "
    leroux ate it and said...
    I've always loved SOS. Thanks for the post!
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