In the Navy this is served over toast at breakfast.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onions until beef is evenly browned; do not drain. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in flour 1 tablespoon at a time, until beef juices have been absorbed.

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  • Stir in tomatoes, tomato juice, and water. Simmer on low heat to thicken.

  • Stir in nutmeg and sugar; simmer until flavors are blended well.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 13.3g 27% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 51.1mg 17% DV; sodium 161.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
As a Marine aboard the USS Henrico on my way to Viet Nam, I had the pleasure of eating Navy Chow. This dish above all was my favorite. I haven't had this for over 44 years and now I've found it again. Now if my house could start rocking back and forth, I'll enjoy it more. Thank you for the memories. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2009
This is not bad but like Smokin'Chris I never ate this in the U.S. Navy. They used dried been and it was mixed in a white sauce (SOS). Someone complained about the navy food saying this was the only dish they could "choke down". Actually the food was very good and I never really saw anyone complain either. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
As a Marine aboard the USS Henrico on my way to Viet Nam, I had the pleasure of eating Navy Chow. This dish above all was my favorite. I haven't had this for over 44 years and now I've found it again. Now if my house could start rocking back and forth, I'll enjoy it more. Thank you for the memories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2008
One of the few dishes in the Navy I could keep down. Served at most of my commands every Sunday for brunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2004
We called the stuff "s on a shingle" but we sure ate it. This recipe eats better than I recall the original did. The hungrier you are the better it tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
i've been looking for this recipe for over 40yrs. many thanks!! we had it over bisquites & esp. diced potatoes very good many thx. eugene Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
This definitely brought back memories of my Navy days and breakfast aboard the ships on which I served! When I first saw the stuff on the serving line I thought it a bit strange to have for breakfast but I quickly came to like it. Minced beef on toast a couple eggs a big glass of OJ and a cup of good old Navy coffee made a great hearty breakfast. Yummy! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
This is by far the most easiest and yummiest mince dish i have ever eaten i have made it for heaps of people and everyone is demanding me to make it more often at their parties thank you for putting this great dish on this website high marks for you:-D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
When I was in the Navy early 60s I was a cook. Navy SOS always was a favorite. On the 2 different submarine tenders I was on we served it regularly. I don't know about the rest of the Navy but we always had great food. The chiefs running the general mess made sure the food quality was good and that the crew liked what they ate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
if you don't have nutmeg you can use mace as an acceptable substitute. We use to use both spices when we made it just used 1/2 the amt for each one. if you don't have diced tomatoes use whole tomatoes and crush them before adding them to the mix if you do this cut back on the tomato juice since whole tomatoes will ad more juice and it will be waterery Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2010
Just like I remembered. Also good over scrambled eggs Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2009
This is not bad but like Smokin'Chris I never ate this in the U.S. Navy. They used dried been and it was mixed in a white sauce (SOS). Someone complained about the navy food saying this was the only dish they could "choke down". Actually the food was very good and I never really saw anyone complain either. Read More
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