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Old 11-02-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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I went to the rally this year in Goshen and seeing all those people in line made me think, I would like to find out if any army cooks went to the rally or was planning on going next year. I like SOS but itís hard to make for just two people. I like it made with hamburger, ground beef. I would pay for the ingredients to make a big batch at the rally.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:20 AM   #2
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You haven't had SOS unless you've had it with Squirrel gravy!
Not sure I could get enough to feed that rally bunch though!


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Old 11-02-2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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I took my grandson hunting and told him anything he shot we had to eat, first time in right many years I had eaten squirrel
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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I had a mess sargent that made the best SOS I ever had, using hamburg. After spending 9 months in the field maybe anything was good. I still have my P38 if you can relate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:18 PM   #5
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I was an Army cook, a mostly extinct MOS from what I've heard, everything is done by contractors. Never much cared for hamburger SOS, my mom made it with chipped beef, dried and salty came in a cello package, cream gravy, biscuits from scratch.

Now the squirrels, making me hungry, I should go pop one of the buggers, maybe a "big red" fox squirrel.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:44 AM   #6
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I was an Army cook, a mostly extinct MOS from what I've heard, everything is done by contractors. Never much cared for hamburger SOS, my mom made it with chipped beef, dried and salty came in a cello package, cream gravy, biscuits from scratch.

Now the squirrels, making me hungry, I should go pop one of the buggers, maybe a "big red" fox squirrel.
That was the original way SOS was made, chipped beef was a nice way of saying Bully Beef was was so tough is had to be shaved to be chewed, using hamburger came later.

I grew up eating both. 2 slices of toast, ladle or 2 of SOS and 2 fried eggs on top was breakfast unless it was a hard work day like loading hay or chopping wood (double bit axe day) then I usually would eat my 6 eggs, 6 slices of bacon (withe the RIND ON) half gallon of milk in the summer, coffee in the winter and baking soda biscuits with molasses. By then the sun was up and we headed out.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:23 PM   #7
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Everyone is different but I like SOS made from hamburger, I didnít like chipped beef. Itís made using sausage around my house, Iím not to fond of that
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:25 PM   #8
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I wish I could find a recipe for four but itís better made four hundred
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:36 PM   #9
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I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. It's a recipe for 6 servings.

Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef


Prep
10 m
Cook
20 m
Ready In
30 m

Recipe By:Mary48
"My aunt used to serve this to her husband, a retired Army colonel, and she said he never got tired of it!"


Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cube beef bouillon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 1/4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in flour, bouillon, salt and pepper. Saute all together for about 5 minutes or until flour is absorbed. Gradually stir in milk and Worcestershire sauce. Bring all to a simmer, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:15 AM   #10
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I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. It's a recipe for 6 servings.

Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef


Prep
10 m
Cook
20 m
Ready In
30 m

Recipe By:Mary48
"My aunt used to serve this to her husband, a retired Army colonel, and she said he never got tired of it!"


Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cube beef bouillon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 1/4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in flour, bouillon, salt and pepper. Saute all together for about 5 minutes or until flour is absorbed. Gradually stir in milk and Worcestershire sauce. Bring all to a simmer, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot!
Thats clearly an approach I never ate...if you can see the black pepper in the gravy mix you don't have enough and then that bottle of Tabasco on the table is to kick it up another few notches.

When I eat out and use black pepper I start out by taking the lid off the pepper shaker to keep from shaking it out for the next 10 min or so.
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