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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/05 17:06:44 (permalink)
I am  certain that  MH  is referring to   the  chipped beef;  it is too salty unless you do that.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/05 17:26:45 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman 
And be sure to rinse the meat in a colander to get rid of most of the salt before adding it to the sauce.

Rinse the meat in a colander????????????????????Are you Crazy??????????" />
All the meat flavor goes right down the drain leaving tasteless crumbles of cow muscle!!!
I line a colander with paper towel and let the towel absorb the grease and some of the salt will go with it, BUT NEVER rinse the meat!!" />" />" />" />
 


Hey, if you want the tons of salt feel free not to rinse. Me? I'll stick with rinsing it away in order that it will be edible. By the way, I've never run into any grease on my dried chipped beef. And I've never seen it crumble, either.
 
Your beef may differ, in which case I'd pass.

post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2011/05/05 17:28:07
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/05 17:53:20 (permalink)
When I went through basic training at Lackland AFB, SOS was a staple and I sorta learned to like it.  I still buy Stouffers chipped beef with gravy and it is very good and as a matter of fact, I had it yesterday morning.
 
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/06 02:20:28 (permalink)
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Foodbme

Michael Hoffman 
And be sure to rinse the meat in a colander to get rid of most of the salt before adding it to the sauce.

Rinse the meat in a colander????????????????????Are you Crazy??????????" />
All the meat flavor goes right down the drain leaving tasteless crumbles of cow muscle!!!
I line a colander with paper towel and let the towel absorb the grease and some of the salt will go with it, BUT NEVER rinse the meat!!" />" />" />" />



Hey, if you want the tons of salt feel free not to rinse. Me? I'll stick with rinsing it away in order that it will be edible. By the way, I've never run into any grease on my dried chipped beef. And I've never seen it crumble, either.

Your beef may differ, in which case I'd pass.
 
I misunderstood. I thought you were talkng about the ground beef version, not the chipped beef version.
I can see doing that with the CHIPPED Beef version.
 I'm on the same page now.
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/05/06 02:22:15
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/06 10:28:08 (permalink)
Thank goodness. You had me worried there for a moment.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/06 15:14:17 (permalink)
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That was the SOS they served us in the Air Force. My favorite breakfast. Along with it they usually served what we called hand grenades because that's sort of what they looked like. They resembled large hushpuppies with knobs on them, but we poured syrup over them.

 
Michael, Navy had those too. Fritters, normally apple or pineapple. Haven't had those in years.

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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/06 15:39:14 (permalink)
Fritters, right. Thanks.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/07 07:55:09 (permalink)
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Now this brings back memories.  When  I  was  young  with four small mouths to feed,  Hanburger gravy on toast was a meal that we had  at least once  every  two weeks.  I always  served it with the  two  same  things...........................stewed tomatoes  (home-canned)  or tomato pudding  and   home canned yellow  or green beans.  I  have not made this in  years! 

I shall have to have it some night  and see what the family thinks.  Foodbeme,  I  use a  lot more pepper than you do  and  have never  put  jalapeno peppers in it.  I  probably  had never  even heard of them.


When I had 6 mouths to feed(3 of them boys), hamburger gravy over toast was something I would make on the day before grocery shopping when the cupboard was bare.  I used 1 lb of ground beef, extra oil, lots of flour to make a big shillet full.  Sides were usually green beans & fried apples(I always had apples).  Everyone ate it, very filling & no one went to bed hungry.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/07 10:00:51 (permalink)
All this talk of hamburger SOS drove my curiosity right over to Christie's Corner Cafe this morning where they cooked me up a custom order, and it was EXCELLENT.  In fact, it covered an entire platter, and they put the eggs and hashbrowns on a separate plate.  With tax and coffee, it came to six bucks, and it was almost more than I could eat.   Holly, thanks for bringing up the subject! 
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/07 12:00:46 (permalink)
Navy had the red hambuger SOS, was called minced beef. Almost a pasta sauce. I thad nutmeg in it I know. Next to the real  SOS (dried beef), that was a closed 2ed in my book. 
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/08 09:30:33 (permalink)
Sundancer's right, Stouffer's Creamed Chipped Beef rocks and it's one of their biggest selling products.  I could eat it every day.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/08 11:07:26 (permalink)
I try to always have a box of Stouffer's creamed chipped beef in the freezer.  It is good, and when I do it I mix in some Worchestershire sauce and some dry Coleman's mustard before topping my toast with it.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/05/08 20:15:28 (permalink)
That's a good thought.  Gravies cry out for Worcestershire.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/06/07 08:14:30 (permalink)
I'm 60 years old and I've never seen the military version(ground beef) in a diner, Mom&Pop cafe, breakfast buffet or restaurant in my travels. Not sure I'd want to
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/06/09 16:50:19 (permalink)
This thread motivated me to pick up some Stouffers Creamed Chipped Beef. I nuked it, scrambled some eggs, toasted some french bread and made S.O.S Benedict.
Toast then eggs on top smothered with creamed chipped beef. As terrific as I remembered!
Oh, and took Mr Hoffman's idea and sprinkled some Worchestershire sauce and dry mustard on top. Delicious.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/08/03 16:48:54 (permalink)
I was wondering what to have for dinner tonight. Now I know what it's going to be! SOS, fried potaoes and a couple sunny side up.
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Re:S.O.S. - The Good Old Days... 2011/08/03 17:48:39 (permalink)
I just made the ground beef version the other day and used a little Worcestershire in it.  I also have made it with tuna, which is something my Dad used to make for us when we were kids.  (There were eight kids in my house and it helped stretch the food budget.)  I like the Stouffer's version of chipped beef and buy them when they are on sale.  I also tried it out on my wife and kids one time.  Let's just say I ended up with more than one helping. 
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