Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a recipe is soooooo yummy!!! It is traditionally served over toast (S.O.S. is s**t on a shingle, toast being the shingle) but it can be served over biscuits, baked potatoes, rice or whatever you like. I like to use a cast iron skillet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat large skillet over Medium heat.
  2. Add butter and melt till foamy.
  3. Remove pan from heat and whisk in flour and continue stirring until no lumps are left.
  4. Return to heat and continue stirring about 5 minutes to remove raw flour taste.
  5. Slowly pour milk in while whisking.
  6. About a quart will do depending on how thick you like it.
  7. Continue stirring over heat until desired thickness.
  8. Add dried beef and heat through, Add pepper and serve HOT over Toast.
Most Helpful

I love chipped beef/S.O.S. and this one is very good but a bit on the salting side.I think I will soak the beef in a bit of boiling water after I cut it up to de-salt it some.Not too long of a soak maybe five minutes.I also only had one jar of the Hormel Dried beef so I halved the whole recipe down the middle and the proportions were perfect.Just enough for my hubby and me.Thanks for posting!

ChefWantABe December 02, 2010

I love the this recipe it is a fantastic base for what my dad taught my mom to make from the air force. We also add frozen peas and it was a little bland and I couldn't figure out until later that it was missing the onion powder. My mom always used chopped dried onions, but my husband isn't too fond of them. Thanks!

pro home chef May 19, 2009

Nice! This was my first time making SOS without a sauce packet - much better tasting! I set the recipe for a single serving and ended up having to add a bit of flour and butter to thicken it up while using ~ 12oz of milk.

StrongChef February 10, 2009