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This article's VfD nomination was withdrawn.

Yep, looks excellent now. It's definitely a worthwhile article now. Thank you, dpbsmith. GeorgeStepanek\talk 20:37, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Also, the pictures rock. ZacharyS 01:56, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

  • I had fun. Well worth the $2 or whatever it cost to buy a jar of chipped beef in the supermarket. I ate it, too. Last time I had eaten it was about two decades ago. I think it will be no hardship to wait another two decades before trying it again. Dpbsmith (talk) 02:36, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

I didn't feel it was necessary to mention this in the article, but we have chipped beef available in diners all over central Pennsylvania and Maryland. Rufusgriffin

shit on a shingle[edit]

can also be ground beef or canned corned beef.

"Currently, there are several restaurants in the US that serve chipped beef on toast, most notable is the steakhouse buffet chain known as Golden Corral." - "Several restaurants"? I have never been to one diner in NY, NJ or PA that didn't offer creamed chip beef, and it's usually one of the most expensive items on the menu. It went from a cheap way to feed the troops to a high price item.

In several diners where I've seen in on the menu, it is listed as "SOS (creamed chipped beef on toast)." Even my mother always called it SOS, though she never would have said why it was called SOS, I'm sure.

Poochner 19:01, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

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In a super market, air dried beef cost more per pound than filet mignon. --> That's because it doesn't have any water in it, and water is expensive. If you dried that filet mignon, you'd be getting a lot less dry protein. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Navy vet here. Creamed chipped beef on toast wasn't called SOS back when I served in the early '70s. That name was reserved for creamed ground beef, because that's pretty much what it looked like. JDZeff (talk) 23:54, 23 May 2018 (UTC)


I think the blurring is unnecessary. Its fairly obvious that the blurred out part is the Hormel Logo. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AllStarZ (talkcontribs) 01:19, 11 April 2007 (UTC).

I agree. That image needs to be replaced. (talk) 07:48, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
Removed Image:Chippedbeef.jpg for the moment. Should the image itself be deleted by somebody? 3-sphere (talk) 09:25, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Redirect from "chipped beef"[edit]

I was looking for what chipped beef actually is. What I found was chipped beef on toast. Since I still don't know what chipped beef is, knowing what chipped beef on toast is is fairly worthless to me. --Kamagurka (talk) 20:18, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


I don't have a reference, but local WW-II veterans say the original K-ration shit-on-a-shingle wasn't this kind of dried beef, but lumpy chopped or ground hamburger in a flour-based white gravy. As I understand it, years later was the SOS moniker was extended to cover any beef-in-gravy product until eventually the original hamburger gravy was all but forgotten.

Does anyone have any additional knowledge or citations?

--UnicornTapestry (talk) 12:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Dunno for sure, but sausage gravy — as in biscuit-n-gravy — has that lumpy/chopped meat in it. It's a spicier gravy, though, than CCBOT. I'm not old enough to speak definitively, but I've only ever seen SOS applied to chipped beef, which is always the thin sliced stuff.
Interestingly, the old Horn and Hardart chain of restaurants and automats used to call it "creamed frizzled beef on toast." Also, a recent Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode was in a Philadelphia diner where the owner repeatedly called it "frizzled beef." — HarringtonSmith (talk) 13:55, 12 March 2010 (UTC)