U. S. Navy Minced Beef Gravy on Toast

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mercy

I am not too sure on the Navy part as I found this on another site and I have no Navy experience, but it is said that that this is served over toast at breakfast and it is also great on hot dogs.

Top Review by tgear

I can't wait to try this! I'm a Navy brat and ate this ALL the time as a kid. My dad always made it based off of what the cooks on his ship told him and never wrote down the recipe. Sometime after he passed away I started trying to find a recipe for his famous S.O.S. This looks really close except he never used sugar or nutmeg in his from what I remember.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a skillet and brown with the onions.
  2. If beef is very lean, add a tablespoon or two of cooking oil.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add flour, one tablespoon at a time, stirring and cooking each spoonful, before adding the next.
  5. The flour must be cooked to preclude a starchy taste through out.
  6. Add enough flour to absorb most of the oil.
  7. Stir in the tomatoes and the tomato juice, followed by the water.
  8. Allow to simmer on low heat to thicken.
  9. Adjust consistency as necessary.
  10. Add nutmeg and sugar and adjust to taste.

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