You have to soak the beef in the jar to rinse out some of the salt. It use to be a cheap meal for Sunday night. I would sometimes put a hard boiled siced egg in the sauce. Always toast. I will have to look at it the next time I go shopping. See what the price is now.
It was the late 40's and I was up my uncle's house for supper. He was a very quiet man. You had to really pay attention to him when he talked because he talked so softly. He had just gotten out of the Army and when he sat down at the table to eat, his wife put SOS in front of him. That dish went flying across the room. It was the only time I ever saw or heard him raise his voice. I doubt if my aunt ever served that to him again.