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Old 03-22-2016, 05:14 PM   #11
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We had both versions at my house but in the army mess hall it was always burger - 60's through 80's.

Thanks for the reminder luvs.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:26 PM   #12
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I have steak tips. Will be making S.O.S. tonight with those. Served over beef seasoned rice.

I used to make it with the chipped beef. But that little jar is just too expensive now. There are just to many variations that cost a lot less. It is the gravy that stretches the dish to feed several folks sitting around the table.
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It's not "S.O.S" if it's served over rice.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:35 PM   #14
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I thought the last S was Shingle=toast.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:45 PM   #15
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I don't think steak tips on rice is anything close to SOS.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:27 PM   #16
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Nope. Sounds good Addie, but it's not SOS if it's steak tips on rice. SOS needs a 'shingle'.

From what I understand SOS was a way to use up and stretch leftover beef and bread that was becoming stale. My dad was in the Navy and we had it every couple of weeks or so growing up. We loved it. Sometimes Mom would use leftover ground beef instead of the chipped beef in a jar, but it always had a milk based gravy and was served on toast.

Who knows where it originated - back east it's an Amish staple, too. I haven't had it in years but I remember it being pretty darn good.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:52 PM   #17
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Pap's Army Days S.O.S.

Dad was serving in the air force with the Korean thing back in the day, and mentioned eating SOS. And the last "s" is definitely a slab of bread.

Rice, bread, rice cake, it's all good.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:16 AM   #18
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We used to make it with ham when the little jars of dried beef became too expensive for a budget meal. Sometimes we would swap our Shingle for mashed potatoes.

SPAM might be another option for an emergency shelf version.

We used to save the little jars that the Armour dried beef came in, the ones with the stars around the rim, and use them as juice glasses. My childhood was a very low budget operation!
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Interesting the date of the OP.. 2005. And the beat goes on.
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We used to make it with ham when the little jars of dried beef became too expensive for a budget meal. Sometimes we would swap our Shingle for mashed potatoes.

SPAM might be another option for an emergency shelf version.

We used to save the little jars that the Armour dried beef came in, the ones with the stars around the rim, and use them as juice glasses. My childhood was a very low budget operation!
Sometimes I make biscuits but then it's biscuits and gravy. lol

I've saved the Kraft pimento and cheese spread glasses for juice glasses even though we have nice glasses.
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