S.O.S. Creamy Hamburger Gravy
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4.75 from 93 votes


S.O.S. also known as Creamy Hamburger Gravy is an old-school meal. This is a classic, simple and tasty meal that is reminiscent of military cooking!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Gravy
Servings: 6
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups milk, 2% or higher
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 12 slices bread toasted


  • In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, brown the ground beef. Season with a little salt and pepper. Drain excess grease and set aside. Melt butter in the same sauce pan. Add flour and stir until butter/flour mixture is bubbly.
  • Add milk, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Add meat and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed (I usually like a bit more pepper). If necessary, add a little more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Serve over toast.
  • Note: this is the exact same recipe I use for sausage gravy. Instead of ground beef, I substitute with hot, ground breakfast sausage.



Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 3.7mg