Creamed Ground Beef Sos

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

I loved it when Mom used to make this for us! I have no idea if she originally made it for Dad, who had been in the army, or if she just liked it because it tasted good and was a budget stretcher. A traditional favorite, good ol' SOS. Note: the title of this recipe specifies that it is made ground beef, rather than chipped beef; "authentic" SOS is generally made with chipped beef, however many folks also refer to the ground beef version by the same name.

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion.
  2. Stir in the flour, granulated bouillon, salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powders (and cayenne, if using).
  3. Saute all together until flour is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Gradually stir in the Worcestershire sauce and milk.
  5. Bring it all to a simmer, stirring, and cook until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Serve over toast, biscuits, noodles, rice, or potatoes.
  7. Note: when I'm needing to avoid bread or noodles, I'll sometimes make a bunch of sauteed mushrooms and eat this over them, or sometimes with tofu. Delicious!