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Old 03-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #31
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What is SOS?
It's a euphemism for Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:54 PM   #32
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It's a coarse Army term, so use your imagination.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:18 PM   #33
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Is this supposed to come out gray? And gooey? DD is eating it but I took the mashed potatoes and loaded mashed out of them.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #34
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The color can vary somewhat; not always appetizing but still edible. Squint, it helps. LOL The gooeyness depends on the cook - how much flour to milk, etc. Also, some give a dash of worchestershire which can affect the color.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #35
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Jeff: ask any Army cook.....SOS is made with hamburger. I've made many gallons of it; they never issued chipped beef to us once.
Wow.. my dad was ex army.. to him it was dried chipped beef gravy...
Of course.. he was WWII
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:44 PM   #36
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Is this supposed to come out gray? And gooey? DD is eating it but I took the mashed potatoes and loaded mashed out of them.
Mine is never grey..or goey. Perhaps.. too much flour?? didn't cook the flour long enough??
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:55 AM   #37
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I went in in '60 and we never saw any chipped beef.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:24 AM   #38
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Probably have to go back much earlier. It was a regular fair in the diners, but dried chipped beef ended up becoming more scarce and expensive so sausage or ground beef was substituted. Unknown whether the Army or the Marines did it first. It was after all "Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast", not Creamed ground beef on whatever.



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Old 03-31-2009, 05:52 AM   #39
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A very long time ago, when I was in elementary school, the lunchroom ladies made this and served it over mashed potatoes or on a bun. I have thought about this dish many times and now, I believe I will make it.
So many memories!!!!!
same here, I was first introduced to this at my school cafeteria....but for me it was high school....my elementary school did not have a cafeteria, you walked home for lunch, or if that was not possible, you packed your lunch and ate in the classroom.

Recently I have been making a lot of a variation of this..basically the recipe Jeff posted, but adding sausage seasonings to the ground beef/chevon. Dh was not familiar with this dish and has really taken a shine to it. The hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes was a staple of my high school cafeteria, I actually have fond memories of it..
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:50 AM   #40
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This one struck my funny bone. When I was young, Mom used to make something she called "poor man's soup". It always struck my fancy because it wasn't really a soup. She'd cook some hamburger (the cheapest stuff) along with small-diced carrots, celery, onions, and maybe even potato. Then she'd turn it all into a gravy (using a water/flour slurry). THEN she'd pour it over toast with peanut butter spread on it. Lots of nutrition for small bucks.
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