Rating: 4.13 stars
1027 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 450
  • 4 star values: 367
  • 3 star values: 130
  • 2 star values: 49
  • 1 star values: 31

My aunt used to serve this to her husband, a retired Army colonel, and she said he never got tired of it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in flour, bouillon, salt and pepper. Saute all together for about 5 minutes or until flour is absorbed. Gradually stir in milk and Worcestershire sauce. Bring all to a simmer, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot!

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Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 53.3mg; sodium 518.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (798)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
I really liked this recipe. Although I knew it would be on the bland side, I added these options to it and it was grand! :) 1 tablespoon worchester sauce 1 whole yellow onion chopped 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic 1 heaping tablespoon of Knorr beef Boulion I didnt add garlic to hamburger untill the last 20 seconds of browning. And I added the worchester sauce to the milk. Mixed Knorr beef Bouilion into flour misxture. Instead of bread, I used penne pasta, and had fried okra on the side. All I needed was a trench and a canteen! Just kidding! Delicious! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2004
As many have commented the recipe as written is going to be bland.(Sorry Suzanne). To make this recipe a FIVE star try the following. As the meat is browning I add both garlic and onion powder about a teaspoon of each to 1 lb as well as the other seasoning. Be carefull with the salt however because beef bullion tends to be salty. I substitute a pinch of celery seed for the worcestershire sauce. I don't want the "batch" to be to brwn. My kids love it! Read More
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1027 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 450
  • 4 star values: 367
  • 3 star values: 130
  • 2 star values: 49
  • 1 star values: 31
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
I really liked this recipe. Although I knew it would be on the bland side, I added these options to it and it was grand! :) 1 tablespoon worchester sauce 1 whole yellow onion chopped 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic 1 heaping tablespoon of Knorr beef Boulion I didnt add garlic to hamburger untill the last 20 seconds of browning. And I added the worchester sauce to the milk. Mixed Knorr beef Bouilion into flour misxture. Instead of bread, I used penne pasta, and had fried okra on the side. All I needed was a trench and a canteen! Just kidding! Delicious! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2004
I would make this again. It's easy and cheap. After reading the reviews, here's what I did differently: Added chopped onion. pressed garlic and sliced mushrooms while browning meat. Used 1 bouillion cube and 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. Everything else was the same. Oh, I did just keep adding worchestershire sauce to taste. This dish was certainly thick enough to serve over toast or biscuits this way. I served mine with mashed potatoes and peas however. It's just what I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2012
Always better with some garlic added. Most raters miss the point that this (at least in the Army I served in for 24 years) is a breakfast item. Pour the SOS over a pile of hashbrowns, then put a couple of over-easy eggs on top of that. Cut through it all with a knife so the runny yokes, SOS and hashbrowns are mixed. Then wolf it down along with some strong black coffee. That is a breakfast to help you face the day. For additional authenticity, eat outside, standing up, in the dark, on a cold morning, while whiffing deisel fumes from a nearby truck. Ah, the memories. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2004
As many have commented the recipe as written is going to be bland.(Sorry Suzanne). To make this recipe a FIVE star try the following. As the meat is browning I add both garlic and onion powder about a teaspoon of each to 1 lb as well as the other seasoning. Be carefull with the salt however because beef bullion tends to be salty. I substitute a pinch of celery seed for the worcestershire sauce. I don't want the "batch" to be to brwn. My kids love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2004
This was much better than just hamburger gravy. It's a fast and simple recipe and most people have all the ingredients on hand. The kids loved it! It's better if you cook the beef with the flour coated on it long enough for the flour to brown a little. This will become an easy staple! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2007
I have never cared for the taste of plain, unseasoned ground beef, so I liberally seasoned the browning beef with garlic powder, Lawry's season salt and pepper. I also added a half an onion, diced, to the beef. I really didn't measure the Worchestershire sauce, just let some bobble on out of the bottle, but I'm sure it was more than 1/4 teaspoon. I also added a cup of frozen peas with the milk. I served this over refrigerated jumbo whomp biscuits from a cardboard can. Very comforting and good. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2004
I didn't feel like cooking all night so I decided to try this recipe. It was fast simple and very fulfilling. I added a medium sized onion a clove of garlic and 5 large mushrooms. I served it over rice and it was just fantastic!! It is a real keeper. I will surely make it again. Thank you very much for the submission Sue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2003
This is a good recipe. I personally have tried a package of AU Jus fresh mushrooms garlic and chopped onions and when making this. Mix the Au Jus in about 1 cup of hot water and add to ingredients.This will give it a richer flavor.We love it over mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
With the exception of using a bouillon cube rather than powdered beef base, this recipe is an authentic Army recipe. I prepared this breakfast favorite for Rangers in Savannah, GA hundreds of mornings and rarely had leftovers. If you make double portions (or save half of what's left) it's a cinch to turn this product into Beef Strogganof! Just add sour cream, mushrooms, salad dressing and boil some egg noodles. Makes dinner a breeze! Rangers Lead The Way! Read More
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