Creamed chipped beef served on buttered toast --- a great breakfast! This is affectionately known in the military as SOS, "$#@& on a shingle." You may vary ingredients to suit your taste. Don't over thicken the gravy, it should drop off the spoon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Drop beef into hot butter; saute for 5 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over beef, stirring constantly. Sprinkle on flour, stirring constantly. When flour is completely mixed in, gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.

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  • Keep stirring the sauce until it thickens. Lightly butter toasted bread. Spoon beef over slices of bread and serve.

Nutrition Facts

327.7 calories; protein 23g 46% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 73.2mg 24% DV; sodium 1819.1mg 73% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Worst creamed chipped beef I've ever had. Stick to the unsweetened original version!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/06/2006
This recipe was horrible! I have a recipe I have been using for the 28 yrs my husband (a retired Marine) and I have been married. This is a dish that dependent wives always learn. I tried it because I wanted to try something different. My word I don't know how this made it onto allrecipes. Do they test the recipes first? I will definitely stick to my old recipe. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 1 stars
09/06/2006
This recipe was horrible! I have a recipe I have been using for the 28 yrs my husband (a retired Marine) and I have been married. This is a dish that dependent wives always learn. I tried it because I wanted to try something different. My word I don't know how this made it onto allrecipes. Do they test the recipes first? I will definitely stick to my old recipe. Read More
(110)
Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2006
In my experience the appropriate ratio of flour/butter/milk to get a creamy consistency rather than paste should be 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour and 2 cups milk. And I don't know why I thought adding sugar would be a good idea to try! I always put the beef in a colander and rinse with hot water before adding to the gravy it cuts the salt a bit. Add some black pepper and that's all the seasoning you need. I'll stick to my tried and true SOS recipe from now on thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
Worst creamed chipped beef I've ever had. Stick to the unsweetened original version!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
My husband and I love this recipe but I do not add any sugar and I use a lot less flour and we serve it over english muffins. Yummmm! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2006
Too much work & fat. The easy way we do this is buy the canned or packaged chipped beef in the grocery store...cut to your desired size and add the beef to a can of creme of mushroom soup (using one can of milk to make the soup). Simple easy heat it up and serve over toast or english muffins. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2003
this is not what I remember from the service. Yuck Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2006
I have made Creamed Chipped Beef for years and thought I would try this version too much flour per amount of milk brown sugar was not a hit with us. Will stick with just making a cream gravy with the beef adding a touch of garlic powder. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2005
This recipe did not work for me at all - I had to add about 10 times the amount of milk it called for just to make it a consistency other than glue. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2003
Couldn't hack the sugar... gave the recipe a strange flavor. Salt and pepper must be a better substitute. Read More
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