Creamed Chipped Beef - S. O. S. (For Biscuits or Toast)

"This was a staple for my family when we had young kids because it was cheap, delicious and easy. These days the kids are all adults and not only do they love it, but all 4 generations in our house love it! We do tend to like things a bit saltier than a lot of folks, so because the beef is already a bit salty, you can leave out the bouillon and just add salt to your taste. Our favorite way to have this is over biscuits."
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  • Melt butter in medium size saucepan. Add beef and saute 1 to 2 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in flour until smooth and continue to cook for about 1 or 2 minutes more.
  • Slowly stir in milk. Add chicken bouillon and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 1 - 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add pepper and salt to taste.
  • Serve over buttered sliced biscuits or buttered toast.

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  1. My husband and I are retired military officers and have eaten a lot of S.O.S. in our life. This recipe is by far, one of the best we have had. I used 8 ounces of ground beef instead of the Buddig beef and served it over biscuits, and it was fantastic. My husband asked for seconds of this dish, which he rarely does with anything.
  2. This is exactly the way my Mother made this dish, and me too for 40 years. It may be simple, but so good. I even spooned this onto baked potatoes once, and it was delicious. Thanks for reminding me.....I haven't made it in a long time.


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