Sh*t on a Shingle (Chipped Beef Gravy with Egg and Spinach on Toast)

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Sh*t on a Shingle

Sh*t on a Shingle- What a name?  The good news:  there is no actual sh*t or shingles in this recipe!  Even better news:  Delicious!  Maybe not the most appetizing name- but it’s vintage!   Chipped beef on toast or ‘SOS’ goes back to the early 1900s as a staple for military troops.  It doesn’t sound fancy- but actually not that different than the French Bechamel.   The Cuss Kitchen SOS is a more modern take on a beautiful comfort food. This creamy chipped beef, egg, and spinach gravy pairs perfectly with crispy toast or biscuits.  Perfect for feeding a crowd, and excellent for breakfast, brunch, or lunch – Still a military favorite today-No Sh#t!

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast (Sh#t on a Shingle)

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Sh#t on a Shingle

Delicious creamed beef, egg, and spinach over toast
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time30 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipped Beef, Creamed Beef, Gravy and toast, Shit on a Shingle
Yield: 12
Author: Bo Nussman


  • 1 4.5oz Armour Sliced Dried Beef
  • 1 stick Butter
  • ¾ cup Flour
  • cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 oz Frozen spinach, defrosted and pressed
  • 6 Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Favorite Bread, toasted


Hard Boil Eggs

  • Fill a saucepan ⅓ full of cold water
  • Place eggs in the saucepan, being sure the eggs are covered by 1-2 inches of water
  • Turn the burner to high, and bring the water to a full rolling boil
  • Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and keep it on the burner for 12 minutes
  • Drain the eggs and allow them to cool
  • Peel, and dice the eggs and then set the eggs aside

Prepare the Spinach

  • Thaw Spinach in the microwave for 2-3 minutes
  • Drain and press the water out of the Spinach
  • Set the Spinach aside

Breakfast Gravy

  • Melt the Butter in a large pot at a low temperature
  • Chop Dried beef into small squares, and add to pot
  • Cook the Dried beef in the butter until the edges curl, and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes
  • Stir the Flour into the Dried Beef Mixture
  • Add the Milk and continue stirring as the gravy thickens
  • Cook and stir until thick and bubbly
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, and Pepper, and stir
  • Add the Hard-boiled eggs and the Spinach, and stir the mixture
  • Remove the pot from the heat

Prepare your Breakfast Plate

  • Prepare your favorite slice of toast
  • Pour a generous ladle of our breakfast gravy over the toast and serve

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