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    SOS ("something" on a shingle)

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    Clifford Boren's Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2002


      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"?

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    • on December 02, 2008


      I mostly use this recipe for the cream base and don't put in all the extra stuff. I usually use turkey and instead of SOS we called it creamed turkey. very good though, esspecially with thanksgiving leftovers.

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    • on April 14, 2006



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    Nutritional Facts for SOS ("something" on a shingle)

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 534.4
    Calories from Fat 257
    Total Fat 28.6 g
    Saturated Fat 17.6 g
    Cholesterol 169.6 mg
    Sodium 3439.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 44.9 g

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