Minced beef on toast (navy s.o.s.)

Yield: 5 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Ground chuck
1 \N Onion, chopped
⅛ cup Flour
16 ounces Canned crushed tomatoes
\N pinch Ground mace or nutmeg,
\N \N (optional)
½ cup Water
\N \N Salt to taste
\N \N Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons Tomato paste
1½ cup Tomato juice
1 cup Beef boullion

1. Braise beef in its own fat with onions.

2. Sprinkle flour over beef and continue cooking until flour is absorbed. 3. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to mix well. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Serve on toasted bread.

NOTE: A staple breakfast served to sailors of the U. S. Navy. The definition "S.O.S." can be translated by any sailor or marine. In spite of its slang name, it is still a favorite for breakfast.

Recipe provided by LCDR Arthur D. Cloninger, US Navy, Retired, Huntington, WV.

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