I am well aware that there are a lot of people who think that S.O.S. is disgusting. It does, after all, stand for "Shit On a Shingle", and it's not even the prettiest dish. My stepdad and my sweetheart both refuse to eat it, but the cooks in my dad's branch of the service must have done a better job, because he had no problem with it, and therefore I grew up eating it from time to time. And I like it.
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp flour
- pinch salt
- dash pepper
- 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 15 slices dried beef (from 5oz can)
1. In a small saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Stir in W-sauce. Pull apart and tear dried beef into chunks and strips, adding to sauce. Simmer until beef is heated through, and serve over any starch.
Robyn's notes: I always have this over toasted English muffins, but it can be served over toasted bread, baked potato, pasta, whatever the preference is. Go really easy on the salt, as the beef has a lot of sodium and it will overwhelm the dish. Unopened, a jar of dried beef is shelf-stable for a very long time. This only gets three stars because he won't eat it and because it's not the most exciting dish, it's just good and filling and I have nostalgia for it from childhood.
*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often
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