Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup – SOS with Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup is a staple of our childhood dinner table. Maybe your family called it SOS, but either way this recipe is just as good now as it was then.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have an easy stove top meal on the table in a matter of minutes with this ground beef and corn gravy. Served over mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles or even toast, this old-fashioned meal is always a favorite.

Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Here we go again with a quick and simple dinner idea using ground beef. Now, my Mom has been making from scratch Hamburger Gravy for an eternity, and I love, love, love it.

But, I also like this version of hamburger gravy with cream of mushroom soup. It’s a shortcut meant for quick dinner planning.

I also like the addition of vegetables in my hamburger gravy. The original recipe in my West Virginia cookbook called for canned corn or canned peas (drained), but I fancied it up a tad and went with frozen corn. Personally, I like the texture of frozen vegetable better than canned, but both work!

SOS with Cream of Mushroom

Hamburger Gravy with mushroom soup is far from a new recipe; it actually more of an old fashioned recipe. Your family may have known it by its other name which is SOS. SOS stands for Shit on a Shingle (sorry, but it’s a fact).

It’s called SOS because it kinda resembles what the names states; however, don’t let this deter you. It’s actually quite tasty, and my kids really really like it.

Ingredient List for Hamburger Gravy with Mushroom Soup

What do I need to make hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes like at school?

Ground Beef (hamburger)

Onion, diced

Better than Beef Bouillon (or beef bouillon cubes)

Water

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Frozen Corn (optional) or Canned Corn

Seasoned Salt

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How do I make hamburger gravy using cream of mushroom soup?

  1. Brown ground beef and onion; drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Add frozen corn, and beef bouillon, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream of mushroom soup and water, and cook until hot.  Taste, and season with seasoned salt.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes, cooked white rice or noodles.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for simple hamburger gravy, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

FAQs about Ground Beef Gravy

  • Use freshly diced onion, or dried minced onion.
  • Instead of Better than Beef Bouillon, regular beef bouillon cubes can be used. Use 2 cubes!
  • Substitute 1 can of drained corn for frozen, or leave it out completely. Peas are also a great substitute (frozen or canned).
  • If your gravy is too thick, add a bit more water to thin it out.
  • My kids love ground beef gravy over mashed potatoes; however, it’s also tasty over rice or noodles. If you have leftover ground beef gravy, switch it up for a new meal.
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Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.

Can I add vegetables to hamburger gravy?

Yes, make it a complete meal by adding frozen or canned vegetables.

Once the ground beef is browned (preferably with diced onions), add a cup or so of frozen corn, peas or frozen mixed veggies. Let the vegetables cook a couple minutes before continuing with the recipe.

Another option is to add a can of drained vegetables (corn, peas, or mixed veggies) at the same time as the the cream of mushroom soup. You could even add a can of mushrooms (drained)!

Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.

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Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup - SOS with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup is a staple of our childhood dinner table.  Maybe your family called it SOS, but either way this recipe is just as good now as it was then.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef gravy with mushroom soup, hamburger gravy with cream of mushroom soup, hamburger gravy with mushroom soup, sos with cream of mushroom soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Better than Beef Bouillon (check notes for substitute)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef and onions in a skillet. Drain excess grease, if needed.
    Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.
  • Add Better than Bouillon and corn, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
    Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.
  • Stir in cream of mushroom soup and water. Season with seasoned salt to taste. Heat through. More water can be added to thin out gravy, if desired.
    Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.
  • To eat, serve of mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.
    Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.

Notes

  • Use freshly diced onion, or dried minced onion.
  • Instead of Better than Beef Bouillon, regular beef bouillon cubes can be used.  Use 2 cubes!
  • Substitute 1 can of drained can corn for frozen, or leave it out completely.  Peas are also a great substitute (frozen or canned).
  • If your gravy is too thick, add a bit more water to thin it out. 
  • My kids love ground beef gravy over mashed potatoes; however, it's also tasty over rice or noodles.  If you have leftover ground beef gravy, switch it up for a new meal.
  • Don't have cream of mushroom soup on hand? Try Mom's Version instead. 
  • Please note that the carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on the products you use. The auto-calculation is an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

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Hamburger Gravy with Cream of Mushroom Soup, called SOS in many families, is a staple of our childhood dinner table.

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