Saturday, July 9, 2016

Not your mother's SOS

True confessions time here.
I get stuck in a rut with dinner menus.
I make the tried and true, a lot.
But we both get bored (me more so) with the same old, same old.
A few years back I sat down, typed out all the dishes I make on a regular, semi regular and once in a blue moon dishes.  
I actually, really I did, typed out all the menu choices that I make and that my DH likes.
I printed it out, and put it on the fridge with some magnets. 
We were looking at it the other day and realized it had been a long time since I'd made a couple of the items on the list.
First one was SOS.   I don't make it with Chipped Beef, I make it with ground beef, and in fact, I'd forgotten how much I like it. 
Which is why I'm sharing it here.  This is also one of those recipes where I will use prepared gravy mix, the low sodium one that is.  And it also uses, gasp... canned vegetables.  
And honestly, it's not one of my all time pretty looking dishes, but it sure tastes good.   (I forgot to take a picture of it with my good camera, and just used my phone camera)

SOS on toast
Recipe:  SOS, Sid's way.

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 small onion, diced
1 can mixed vegetables or 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables.
1 cup water
1/2-1 package  low sodium dry brown gravy mix
1 tsp. olive oil or butter

Saute the onions in the olive oil or butter until translucent.  Add the ground beef and brown together.  
When the meat is browned, add the full can of drained mixed vegetables or use the liquid in the can.  If using frozen mixed vegetables, add 1 cup of water.  Simmer for 10 minutes, then sprinkle the brown gravy mix over top.  Stir together over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until the gravy mix thickens. 
Serve over buttered toast. 
I scored some lovely asparagus the other day so I just added them to the plate. 
Vegetables are good for you, right?

This is such a quick and easy meal to make and it tastes great as well.   I think I have to remember to make this more often.  
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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