Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday’s Bread Bowl: Beef S.O.S.

Also known as creamed beef

Don’t overlook this dish because of its rustic appearance. Creamed beef or beef S.O.S. consists of browned ground and loose beef that’s served in gravy. This is a simple substitute for sausage gravy and biscuits. Here’s the recipe:

What you will need:

1 wooden spoon
1 cast-iron skillet
2 lbs. ground beef
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 metal fork
1 measuring cup
1 garlic clove, chopped small
½ yellow onion, chopped small
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup water
½ cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking and Directions:

Heat cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat and pour in cooking oil. Add onion and garlic. Wait until onion turns translucent then crumble ground beef into pan. Let ground beef brown and cook for 8 to 12 minutes while tossing with wooden spoon. Add paprika, salt and pepper. Combine flour, milk, and water in measuring cup. Whisk milk and flour mixture with metal fork to form a smooth roux. Slowly and gradually add liquid mixture to browned ground beef while stirring. Let ingredients form a creamed beef in gravy. The flour will take 8 to 10 minutes to fully cook. Be careful to keep stirring and lower heat if necessary so as not to burn the flour. Lastly, remove creamed beef from stove. Serve immediately over toast and top off with a poached or sunny-side-up egg.

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