Saturday, June 11, 2011


S.O.S is not the prettiest dish (which is how it got its name) but it  can be made fast, is fairly easy, and quite delicious. Usually you can use a can of cream of mushroom soup, which really cuts down the prep time, but in case you cannot find any, the recipe below is easy enough.

This can also be made with ground turkey or chicken.

Always great served on a baked potato or egg noodles!

Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/4 small white onion, finely chopped
2 large Crimini mushrooms, rinsed and finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch of thyme, crushed

Place butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
Saute onions until the begin to soften and become translucent, and then add the mushrooms. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle flour over sauteed vegetables. Stir and allow to cook about a minute.
Pour in the milk, little by little, stirring vigorously to combine smoothly.
Season and taste and allow to boil until soup is thickened.

Equals one can.


1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 lbs ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until no pink remains and drain well.
Place soup and cream cheese in skillet and stir until smooth.
Season to taste.
Return meat to skillet and stir into sauce, cooking for an additional 5 minutes

Amy's Semi-Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup is a brand that I have found to be safe, as are a few other organic store brand I have found.  Check the labels to make sure there is yeast or MSG, or modified food starch, if you are avoiding it.  Cream cheese can also have food starch, so again, remember to check.  Once you find a brand without it, you’re set!
And remember, while baked potatoes are delicious, eating the skin can cause a pretty bad flare because that is where the yeast hangs out!

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