Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef Recipe
In the Army, this ground beef dish flavored with Worcestershire sauce is traditionally served on toast, but it also goes well over egg noodles. Add sauteed onions, mushrooms, or bell peppers to vary the taste.
The classic SOS concoction made quick and easy.
Ah, yes, SOS, "a fine grind of meat and vegetables in a creamed-base sauce" is how Army and Air Force 'menus' described it. I usually saute minced onion and garlic along with the ground beef. I add lots of finely ground black pepper along with salt after cooking the flour in and adding/reducing the liquid. Another tasty addition is poultry seasoning (or ground sage). Go easy with the seasonings until near the end--flavors can and will concentrate as the liquid is reduced--remember, you can always add more and cook them in for a few minutes. I rarely use Worcestershire, which can add sweetness, as does milk. If you use cream, the result isn't quite as sweet (milk adds that property to a 'cream'-based gravy) or, if like me, you want to cut those calories, use nonfat condensed milk (unreconstituted) instead.. Immediately after adding the liquid, the SOS should be thinner than you like it--it should be simmered for 15 minutes or so to blend and mellow the ingredients (no 'raw flour taste this way) If the end re
i have to say this recipe is very tasty but more than that my two little boys love the army and for them this was great. my brother is in the service and sent us army trays(those big silver ones you see in the movies) and that is what i served it on. they got the biggest kick out of this recipe.
THIS RECIPE WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR! BESIDES TASTING GOOD, IT WAS EASY TO MAKE, HAS LOTS OF ROOM TO EXPAND, THE KIDS LOVED IT (EVEN THE LITTLE ONES) AND VERY CHEAP TO MAKE!! THE ONLY CHANGES I MADE WAS USING BEEF BASE INSTEAD OF BEEF BOUILLON BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE BOUILLON, LESS SALT AND WE ADDED FROZEN BROCCOLI DURING THE SAUTE PROCESS. THE KIDS HELPED MAKE IT AND WE PUT IT OVER ELBOW NOODLES AND IT TASTED LIKE A VERY YUMMY BEEF ROAST!! LOVE THOSE GROUND BEEF RECIPIES!! THANKS SO MUCH! :)
Not too bad, but pretty bland. I used ground turkey instead of beef because we prefer it. Then I added one teaspoon of Worcestershire,garlic powder and onion powder. My toddler didn't complain but didn't eat much either. Her dad had seconds. I may play with this recipe more at some point.
Fabulous!!! The finished product looks gross but tastes divine!!! I did tweak the recipe by adding a block of cream cheese. My whole family loved it. Yummy, yummy!!!
I made this recipe and my husband and kids LOVED it. It is so easy, quick and I always have the ingredients to fix it. Brooke
I didn't feel like cooking all night so I decided to try this recipe. It was fast, simple, and very fulfilling. I added a medium sized onion, a clove of garlic, and 5 large mushrooms. I served it over rice and it was just fantastic!! It is a real keeper. I will surely make it again. Thank you very much for the submission Sue.