WannaBe Chef

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S.O.S. December 1, 2010

Filed under: Beef,One dish meal — WannaBe Chef @ 10:31 am

S.O.S., please someone help me!  I’m a terrible blogger!  So sorry for the hiatus.  Wayne and I are still in MI on an extended Thanksgiving trip.  Wayne coordinated a business trip with our MI trip, so I’m just chillin here at my mom’s.  Thanksgiving was lovely and delicious as usual.  I’ll post more about that later.  Today, I wanted to share a childhood meal that we called “Chipped Beef on Toast.”  However, others may know it as “Sh!t on a Shingle,” or S.O.S.  I actually saw a version of it on a Food Network show and decided that we needed to bring back this old favorite. 

There isn’t really a recipe for this.  My mom just makes it, but I’ll try to estimate the amounts the best I can.  Basically, you’re just making a thickened milk sauce/gravy and adding sliced beef to it. 

Chipped Beef on Toast / Sh!t on a Shingle / S.O.S.


  • 3ish Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3ish Tbsp flour
  • Milk – oooh, about 2 or 3 cups
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 pkgs cheap, thinly sliced beef, chopped – find it in the lunch meat section (not the deli) in packages that hang; price is usually less than a dollar per pkg
  • Toast


  1. Make a roux – melt the butter in a sauce pan, then whisk in the flour.  Let the butter and flour cook together for a minute or so.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk and combine thoroughly with the roux.  Bring to a gentle boil until sauce starts to thicken.  Stir frequently.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.  Stir in the chopped beef.
  4. Serve the “shi!t” (sauce) over some “shingles” (buttered toast) and enjoy!  It’s also quite good with some peas mixed in. 

One Response to “S.O.S.”

  1. Terri Says:

    Ahhhh, a blast from the past..it tasted soooo good.

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