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    Chipped Beef! As Gram would say... SOS ..

    NOW !! after reading this section, I am hungry for SOS... as my Grammy called it S$#& on shingles... lol.. why she called it that, I don't know.. but after I ate it, it was my favorite.. on toast... She was Pennsylvania Dutch and I don't have her recipe.. She had it in her head... anyone out there know ???
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    My Uncle Bill used to make a big pot of tomato soup with chucks of cheddar and eat that on toast... the soup was left thick...
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    yes it is my fav too... beef bullion cubes flour to paste.mix bullion water and flour. and brown hamburger mix all together and toast the toast. salt and pepper to taste. oh yea mash potatoes in there to
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    Chips.... you are making it worse! i am starving her at work! oh man...
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    yes it is my fav too... beef bullion cubes flour to paste.mix bullion water and flour. and brown hamburger mix all together and toast the toast. salt and pepper to taste. oh yea mash potatoes in there to
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    I do it the easy way...buy packages of dried chipped beef - in my grocery store, near the bacon/pork roll. Recipe is on the back of the package but it's easy. I cut up the beef into bite size pieces, I use 1/2 the butter (abt 2 tbsp - recipe calls for 4). Brown the meat in the butter for a couple of seconds. Add 4 tablespoons flour; 2.5 cups milk. Stir to get rid of lumps, cook over med heat until thick - about 5-10 min. Since I try to avoid flour, I eat it over baked (or nuked) potato. DH likes it on toast.

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    If I don't feel like making white cream gravy I use an envelope of Peppered White Gravy that you add 3 cups water to. I use the dried beef in jars, cut in bitesize pieces. I don't add the dried beef until the gravy is smooth. This doesn't need salt....there's plenty in the beef.
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    When I was a kid, my Mom's "creamed chipped beef" was a white sauce (butter, flour and milk) to which she added chopped up Buddig beef, from the small pouch, and peas. We ate it on toast. Not my favorite, but I liked it better than what she called "chop-suey"!!!
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    we grew up eating it. jarred chipped beef and white sauce. mom added a chopped hard boiled egg
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    I remember my Mom making this during World War II when fresh meat was rationed. We ate it at least one or two nights a week. Also creamed tuna on toast. I still enjoy those simple dishes.
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    My Mom called it S on a S too. I had it at a friend's house and she was rather snobbish about it when I came home raving about it. Said that name came from soldiers eating it too many times during the war.

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    My mom made creamed chipped beef. SOS is made with hamburger. She also made creamed hard boiled eggs and creamed tuna. Peas were on the side. Unless she made creamed tiny onions and peas. The French call white sauce "Bechamel." Then you can tell everyone you're having a French dish for dinner.

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    Chipped Beef on Toast-we also called it what your Grammy did.
    We used the dried beef, 1/4 c butter melted in skillet. Add 1/4 c flour and mix. Slowly stir in 2 cup milk and 1/4 tsp pepper. Will be a cream base (roux). Simmer 1 min. Add the chipped beef (2 oz pkg). Simmer 5 min. Serve over warm toast.
    When we didn't have chipped beef on hand, we fried up hamburger and made it the same. Don't forget the pepper! Really adds to it. Growing up we had this on homemade baking powder biscuits.
    Got married and my DH asked me to make him some. Turns out they called it the same thing. He joined the Nat'l Guards and became a cook. They made the same thing. They also used hamburger and put it on biscuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I do it the easy way...buy packages of dried chipped beef - in my grocery store, near the bacon/pork roll. Recipe is on the back of the package but it's easy. I cut up the beef into bite size pieces, I use 1/2 the butter (abt 2 tbsp - recipe calls for 4). Brown the meat in the butter for a couple of seconds. Add 4 tablespoons flour; 2.5 cups milk. Stir to get rid of lumps, cook over med heat until thick - about 5-10 min. Since I try to avoid flour, I eat it over baked (or nuked) potato. DH likes it on toast.

    Don't you just love SOS????????? I make it with the chipped beef too and serve it over Pillsbury Grand baking powder biscuits, side of buttered peas and a salad. My husband loves it and I am in hog heaven when I make SOS. My husband was in the Air Force and Creamed Chipped Beef was SOS. I also make hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes and that is called hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes. I think I'll fix that for tonight! Sounds like a plan to me!!!! Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
    NOW !! after reading this section, I am hungry for SOS... as my Grammy called it S$#& on shingles... lol.. why she called it that, I don't know.. but after I ate it, it was my favorite.. on toast... She was Pennsylvania Dutch and I don't have her recipe.. She had it in her head... anyone out there know ???
    The reason it was called that was because of the GIs in WWII who ate it a lot. My mom used to make it a lot and I didn't like it. We bought some from Schwan's quite a while ago and I still don't like it!!!
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    When I was 6,and was in the hosp. with pneumonia they starved you. Liquids only, but no milk. After 2 weeks they FINALLY brought me SOS. I had 6 helpings that meal I was so hungry. The best part is I still LOVE it,and that been for over 66 yrs.
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    Stauffer's frozen chipped beef gravy is pretty good. Around here they put it on pancakes for breakfast but I still like it on toast. We always put hamburger gravy on frenchfries. My husband had never heard of hamburger gravy and still won't eat it.
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    Takes me right back to the WWII era with rationing, food stamps, saving foil and eating SOS, made with a white sauce and Spam which was pretty darn good when your meat coupons were all used up.
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    My DH was raised on this dish so I had to learn to make it....MIL uses the jarred dried beef. Make a white sauce using butter flour and milk...the only thing I do differently than my MIL is that I reconstitute the beef in water, this helps to remove some of the salt in the meat.
    This is an expensive dish to make if you look at how much the jarred dried beef is...i prefer to make sausage gravy instead....cheaper and more filling IMHO

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    My Dad was a Master Sgt. in the Army and he use to make this for us kids. He called it S O S and also Slumgullion. He browned ground beef, boiled cubed potatoes , sauted onions. Drain the beef ,potatoes, add the onions, salt and pepper, and lots of sage. Make a white gravy and let simmer until thick and serve over toast. Made it for him, adn he couldn't believe I did that for him, I told him we loved it when he made it for us!

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    We used to have the SOS that my Dear Grandma made and served on biscuits. Her little twist was that she added pimiento cubes to the gravy for a little different flavor.

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    I love this stuff. I always bought the Stouffers but it is getting kinda expensive for what it is. I will have to start making my own. I had a friend whose mom made hamburger gravy she served it over rice . She browned the hamburger , didn't drain it, added flour and pepper and water .. Really cheap meal to feed a bunch of kids.
    I also like corned beef hash. The one thing I hated was something my ex's mom made and he loved it of course. He called it ketchup steak. She would use ketchup from the bottom of the bottle add water and left over steak and serve it that way. yuck. I made it but slowly over time added onion and garlic and some pepper .

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    We just called it "chipped beef on toast" and I haven't had it in years, but now I want some!

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    We ate dried beef gravy instead of sausage gravy. Love it on toast.
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    I haven't had SOS in ages. It was one of our favorites as a kid. I don't know why mom rarely made it, not only is it easy but it is cheap. I sometimes add a little chopped and sauteed onion. It isn't a favorite of my kids. They just don't know what is good. I like it over an english muffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Jane View Post
    My Dad was a Master Sgt. in the Army and he use to make this for us kids. He called it S O S and also Slumgullion. He browned ground beef, boiled cubed potatoes , sauted onions. Drain the beef ,potatoes, add the onions, salt and pepper, and lots of sage. Make a white gravy and let simmer until thick and serve over toast. Made it for him, adn he couldn't believe I did that for him, I told him we loved it when he made it for us!
    My dad made slumgullion with ground beef, sautéed onions, and chopped green pepper cooked together then add scrambled eggs stirred with the meat mixture until the eggs were cooked ...and topped with a little ketchup. Loved it!

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