SOS ("something" on a shingle)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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"?

Fauve December 14, 2002

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.

Dardus December 02, 2008