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SOS - SHlT ON A SHINGLE

Updated on August 14, 2012

Ingredients

  • 4 1⁄2 oz. Chipped Beef, ( I use Hormel dried beef)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 6 slices White bread
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • Optional side dish Hash Browns

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in pan, add chipped beef.
  2. Cook 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown.
  3. Add milk (reserve 1⁄4 cup for later), salt & pepper.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Mix flour and remaining milk together.
  6. Slowly add to boiling mixture until it begins to thicken. (If it thickens too much then turn the heat down a bit and add a little more milk. remember to stir.)
  7. Serve over toast.
5 stars from 2 ratings of Shit on a Shingle

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I can't believe there's actually something named this :) When I was growing up I would ask "What's for dinner" my Dad would always answer, "Shit on on a shingle"

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      This was a popular dish with the soldiers during WWII it was fast, easy to cook, could be stored on a ship for months at a time, and could feed a lot of people. Not to mention it tastes very good.

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      novascotiamiss 4 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      I've never heard the name of this funny dish and I don't know what chipped beef is. What on earth is Hormel dried beef? Some type of Jerky?

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      lol, Chipped beef is thinly sliced or pressed, salted, and dried beef. Some makers smoke the dried beef for more flavor. The modern product consists of small, thin, flexible leaves of partially dried beef, generally sold compressed together in jars or flat in plastic packets. You can find it at your local grocery store. Some people use ground beef as a substitute, but it is not as good in my opinion.

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      novascotiamiss 4 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Thank you for enlightening me on the subject of chipped beef. I'm pretty sure they'll sell it here in Nova Scotia. I'll look out for it next time I go shopping. I always like to try out something new.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      Your welcome. Let me know if you can find it and try it. I believe you will like it.

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      BritInTexas 4 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      If it's what I'm thinking of, we call that 'Corned Beef' back in Britain. Is it the one that's in a can, made by both Libby's, and Hormel, and has a 'key' on the side of the can to open it with? Yum! I've heard of the dish before, but not prepared this way. Definitely going to try it out!

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      They are a little different but very similar. Chipped beef is made from dried beef that has been sliced or chipped into small pieces and sliced very thin. Corned beef is beef cured or pickled in brine.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My dad was in the Navy during WWII. Perhaps he ate this himself. I never questioned at the time what Shit on a Shingle was. I guess I should have. I will try this recipe as it does sound good.

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      BritInTexas 4 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      Here in Texas, 'shit on a shingle' is used to describe any kind of thrown-together toast topper. First time I heard it was when my sister-in-law made some toast, and then put sliced lunch meat on it, and poured gravy over it (yuck)... but that's what she called 'shit on a shingle'. I suppose a piece of toast does resemble a shingle! I much prefer your recipe, though, daskittlez69!

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      Augustine A Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

      We used to eat this in the mess hall for breakfast in the army. It was spread over biscuits. Simple, hardy, would knock that hunger right out.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      My husbands favorite dinner. Hey, I think I will make this for dinner tonight. He loved it as a soldier and still loves it. Only we use hamburger. Voted on your hub. Your brave I thought they might knock me off hubpages if I used the word shit.

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      rjsadowski 4 years ago

      I was going to make this recipe, but then I lost my glasses and I can't see shit without my glasses.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      @BritInTexas It is a great meal. It tastes good and really fills you up.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      If your Dad was in WWII he more than likely ate it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      It is one of my favorite recipes, thanks for stopping by.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      I like your husband already ;) I have used hamburger a few times. The taste is a little different but it is still good.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      lol, thanks for stopping by .

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      Joseph Addams 4 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      Nice job. This reminds of my dad who fought in WWII. SOS was a common expression of his. And it looks as nasty as he said it did. Thanks for the memory.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      @rockinjoe lol, yeah it doesn't look the best. But it does taste yummy. I was raised by my Grandparents and my Grandfather fought in WWII. More than likely that is where he first ate it.

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      Starmom41 4 years ago

      sounds like a good recipe- thanks for posting it.

      my mother was one of the worst cooks who ever lived, & used to make it on a regular basis using boiled hamburger. so my father used to say SOS actually meant 'Save Our Stomachs.'

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      @Starmom41 lol nice, I have never had it with boiled hamburger. I have had it with fried and it isn't too bad.

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      Starmom41 4 years ago

      Fill a large pot with water, bring it to a boil, toss in hamburger and boil it. When it's finished, throw it away and use your recipe.

      lol

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      Starmom41 4 years ago

      sorry- forgot to add: toss in flour with the hamburger.

      (you really don't want to try it, it's awful)

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      lol, I will take your word for it :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Something you must understand is that this was/is a dish out of lack of abundance.

      One must add Cholula sauce or tabasco sauce to ignite the taste buds while enjoying this delicacy.

      Of course ketchup will do I suppose.

      Mine, taught to me by seaman first class, WWI and WWII my grandpappy.

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      I have never tried it like that before. Thanks for your input Ericdierker

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for this great recipe! Back in the day I remember quite a few meals being named this...I create meals with this name...it's nice to know one actually exists! Awesome hub! :)

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      daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

      lol, thanks for stopping by Sunshine. It is quite a tasty meal, once you get past the name .

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