Sausage or Beef S. O. S. (Stuff on a Shingle)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

After 32 years in the military, I have become quite fond of S.O.S.. I'm the cook in our house, but I get breakfast cooked for me twice a year (my birthday and anniversary). My request is always the same--S.O.S. This is my wife's recipe--I love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef or sausage, drain and set aside. Be sure to season the ground beef with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan. Add flour and stir till butter/flour mixture is bubbly.
  3. Add milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly.
  5. Add meat and stir.
  6. Serve over whole wheat toast. Great over biscuits as well.
  7. Note: For an evening meal substitute chipped beef.
Most Helpful

Very clear and simple recipe. I added 4oz of cream cheese, and about a tablespoon of onion and garlic powder when I made it; it not only added a slight creaminess, but also enhanced the flavors.

CMOatie August 27, 2015

Made this with leftover corn beef. 2 tsp. salt is waaaaaay too much when making with sausage or ground beef. I used 1/2 tsp. because corn beef is salty already. Served over toast with poached eggs overtop.

Melanie Adrienne April 28, 2015

WAY too much salt! i followed the recipe exactly and added 2tsp of salt, and it was inedible. maybe because i used kosher salt, but I would highly recommend cutting the salt in half (this is coming from someone who loves salt)<br/>Also, I like to hard boil an egg, dice it up, and add it right before you're ready to serve.

Tyler R. December 03, 2014