SOS Creamed Beef Recipe

This SOS creamed beef recipe is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. Growing up, my dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day! Plus it’s ready in under 30 minutes! 

This SOS creamed beef recipe also called shit on a shingle is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. My dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day!

SOS Creamed Beef Recipe AKA: “Shit on a Shingle”

SOS stands for “shit on a shingle” and growing up I loved it when my dad made this for dinner.

I mostly loved it because I could say “shit” and not get in too much trouble.

Traditionally SOS is made with chipped beef, which is a dried, smoked and salted meat product, although my family always made it with ground beef.

Either way, it’s tasty but I find the ground beef to be a bit more filling and a lot less salty.

This SOS creamed beef recipe also called shit on a shingle is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. My dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day!

What is shit on a shingle?

Visually it’s not the most colorful or beautiful dish but it’s filling and comforting.

Sometimes that cancels the old rule “you eat with your eyes first.” Plus it’s like the dinner version of sausage gravy and biscuits which you know means it’s going to be amazingly delicious!

This SOS creamed beef recipe also called shit on a shingle is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. My dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day!

I like to make mine and serve it over toast but I hear serving it over potatoes is also a great way to scarf down this deliciousness.

If you’re not familiar with this dish you should know it’s straight-up comfort food. It was super cheap to make and worked perfectly when there was a big family to feed.

This is America’s version of peasant food.

This SOS creamed beef recipe also called shit on a shingle is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. My dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day!

If you like to keep things simple you can just season this SOS creamed beef recipe with salt and pepper but sometimes it’s fun to add other spices like garlic, crushed red pepper flakes or even fresh herbs.

Personally, I like mine with a little sprinkling of crushed red pepper because I’m pretty much always craving heat!

{Looking for more ground beef recipes? Try my Southwest Taco Stuffed Spaghetti SquashBeef Puttanesca PizzaSlow Cooker Parmesan Meat SauceSmothered Burritos or my Chipotle Stuffed Zucchini Boats}

SOS Creamed Beef Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This SOS creamed beef recipe is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. My dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Bread, toasted

Instructions

  1. Set a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add ground beef and onion to the skillet and season lightly with kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Break up the meat as it cooks and cook until it's brown in color and no pink remains. Drain the meat and set aside.
  4. In the same pan as you used to brown the meat, set it over medium heat and add the butter.
  5. Melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour and whisk together until it forms a paste.
  6. Let it bubble slightly and cook for about a minute.
  7. Slowly stream in milk and whisk until thick. This might take a few minutes to get the gravy as thick as you like.
  8. Add cooked beef and onion to the white gravy mixture.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to add more flavor by sprinkling in crushed red pepper, garlic powder or fresh herbs.
  10. Serve over toast.

Notes

  • If the gravy gets too thick you can thin it out with more milk.
  • Do not skimp on adding the kosher salt and black pepper after cooking. If you don't add enough seasoning the gravy will taste very bland.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 222mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 24g
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This SOS creamed beef recipe is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. Growing up, my dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day! Plus it's ready in under 30 minutes!

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This SOS creamed beef recipe is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. Growing up, my dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day! Plus it's ready in under 30 minutes!

This SOS creamed beef recipe is one of the easiest dishes to throw together. Growing up, my dad used to make this all the time and I still crave it to this day! Plus it's ready in under 30 minutes!

10 Responses to “One Pot Ground Beef Mushroom Stroganoff”

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    Madison Smith — October 9, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Wow…this is mouth watering dish and its perfect for weekend dish, its looks soo delicious & more yummy. Thanks for sharing…!

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    Paula — October 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I’m a sucker for shrooms, stroganoff and especially a one pot meal.

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    Dorothy at Shockinglydelish — October 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    You will get no criticism from me! This looks delish! I love a comforting dish that is tried and true!

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    Catalina — October 10, 2018 at 2:29 am

    My favorite pasta dish! I love all these flavors!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore — October 10, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Adding this to our weeknight favorites!

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    Jamielyn — October 10, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Yum!! Love one pot meals. This looks so simple – perfect for busy weeknights!

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    Des — October 10, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    One Pot comfort food dish for the win!

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    Melody C. — October 10, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I still make a ground beef stroganoff recipe that I grew up making from a children’s cookbook with menus from around the world. Everything was very simplified. I use golden mushroom soup so it has a little tomatoey flavor in addition to mushrooms, topped with sour cream. While I appreciate an expensive sirloin stroganoff, I am easily comforted by my childhood recipe!
    And please share your ground beef green bean casserole recipe. Again a childhood memory whose recipe I can’t find. Thank you!

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    Cassie — July 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    This dish was yummy. My 6 year old nephew loved it. Thanks!

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    Jennifer — November 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    This was delicious. Last night was one of those evenings I didn’t want to have to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work and I knew we had a pound of chop meat in the freezer and had no clue what to do with. Well this recipe was a life saver. I had all the ingredients around with the exception of mushrooms. It still rocked. Thank you so much! I think this is going to be thrown in as a bi-monthly dish. Next time I’ll make sure I have the mushrooms on hand.

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