SOS ("something" on a shingle)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Clifford Boren

Millions of GIs who served in the Big One, WWII, will recognize this one and they will also know what the first "S" stands for. It is meant for breakfast, but makes a nice light dinner too.

Top Review by Fauve

My family has always loved my SOS, but I liked the ingredients listed in this version and decided to give it a try. I loved the "kick" that the paprika and sherry gave the chipped beef. It took lots of courage to add the vanilla. I did, but didn't really notice a taste alteration. Maybe next time I'll bravely add a little more. This is a great recipe, I'm keeping it around. This one has just taken the place of my 'old' SOS recipe. Not isn't THAT "Something"?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In your favorite skillet, melt the butter and saute the onions until they are translucent.
  2. Stir in the flour then the hot milk.
  3. Heat the milk in the microwave before starting the onions.
  4. Keep stirring until it thickens up.
  5. When thick, add the remaining ingredients and heat through.
  6. Serve on toast or toasted English Muffins.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a