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
- 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.
- Slowly whisk in the milk and combine thoroughly with the roux. Bring to a gentle boil until sauce starts to thicken. Stir frequently.
- Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped beef.
- Serve the “shi!t” (sauce) over some “shingles” (buttered toast) and enjoy! It’s also quite good with some peas mixed in.