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Here is an official U.S. Army recipe for SOS
Course Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords creamed beef on toast, S.O.S
Protein Beef
Cooking Method Pan Fried
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Andy Garr

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef - Sometimes made with chipped beef
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tbsp. sifted flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 Toast - 2 pieces of toasted white bread.


  • Brown ground beef in its own fat or brown canned dried chip beef in butter
  • Remove excess fat and save for making roux.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

To make a white roux:

  • Place 2 tbsp. reserved fat in double broiler or heavy pan.
  • Slowly add sifted flour, stirring constantly over low heat until blended.
  • Cook for five minutes. Just long enough to take the raw flour taste out. Do not brown.
  • Combine milk and water.
  • Add butter and scald (not burn) in a double broiler or heavy pan.
  • Introduce the roux to the scalded milk mixture, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended.
  • Add meat mixture and cook about 10 minutes, or until desired consistency.
  • Serve on toast.
  • Chipped Beef on Toast looks like this


Notes: I've been told that this recipe is the official U.S. Army recipe for SOS or more widely known as Shit On a Shingle. - jughandle


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 693mg30%
Potassium 754mg22%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 381mg38%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.