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Comfort Food: S.O.S. Recipe



Last Friday I went to Mariano’s for the first time to get some ingredients to make my favorite comfort food. You can see my whole shop on my Google + album. Let me tell you, though, I fell in love with this store! It’s so clean and well laid out. They have a ton of organic fruits and vegetables and other items. Their prices are pretty competitive and I love that they have a full meat counter and bakery. They also have a juicing station, small bar where you can get sandwiches, a salad bar and they juice fresh orange juice in the store; it smells awesome to walk by the juicer. I even signed up for the Mariano’s rewards card which only took about 2 minutes at their kiosk; it was very simple. The only downside for me is that #MyMarianos is 35 minutes from my house. 🙁

Mariano's ShopMy favorite comfort food growing up was always S.O.S. I’ve found that it’s also called chipped beef, but seeing that I use ground beef instead of chipped beef, it doesn’t seem right to call it that. I haven’t attempted to make this in years. It reminds me of my mom and I miss her lots. I don’t know what came over me, but while I was making the recipe this time I thought I’d try to use coconut flour instead of regular flour; yeah, don’t do it. Apparently coconut flour absorbs all liquid so while I had a gravy for about a minute, it all disappeared as if it was never there. I’m giving you the right recipe below.

Comfort Food Mariano's

S.O.S. Recipe
  • 1 pound Ground Beef or Sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon Morton's Nature's Seasons
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5-6 pieces of toast
  1. Brown your ground beef in a skillet and sprinkle it with Nature's Seasons seasoning blend.
  2. Once brown, melt your butter in with the meat.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix in until flour disappears.
  4. Slowly add milk to your mixture and cook until sauce thickens.
  5. Tear up your toast on your plates and serve meat mixture over the toast.

Comfort Food SOS


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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. That looks really good! I’ll have to try it! I hope they put a Mariano’s closer to your house very soon!
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  2. I have never seen S.O.S. made that way before. We used cheap lunchmeat beef for ours. The meal was popular during WWII, I wonder if your version was a variation that existed then or developed over time?
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