Snow on the Curb...which let's face it, is kind of a 'shit on a shingle' variant. SOS (shit on a shingle) was a staple growing up. It was either a chipped beef gravy OR a ground hamburger gravy usually on toast.
In KC today, it's snowy. I'm not a huge fan. I like it and I think it's pretty for the first few hours, then I'm over it, and I especially don't like seeing the dirty, murky, pushed piles on the side of the road from clearing it off.
It's cold and I wanted something warm and hearty..SOS sounded good, but in an effort to not cuss so much in front of my parrot of a toddler..let's revamp this to Snow on the Curb shall we?
It's SOS over rice on toast-
see...toast='s curb, rice is the 'pretty snow', gravy is the road/gravel/slush. It's not pretty..but it tastes good and it's a good stick to your ribs (or your butt) type of meal to deal with the cold weather today!
Snow on the Curb
For the toast..use what you've got. I used Sara Lee Artesano Brioche (not because I'm that fancy, but it's what we had)-but it did give a nice full and kind of sweet flavor-so I would suggest using a heartier bread to stand up to the rice/gravy. *not sponsored
For the rice..I use basmati and I cook it in a microwave cooker, there I said it.
For the gravy-
1lb 80/20 ground beef, cooked with dried minced onions (1T?)-crumbled and drained (then set aside)
In a good sized pan-
4T of butter, melted
4T All Purpose flour
make a roux...cook above together until it gets pasty/a little golden
Add 3 cups of milk (I used Vitamin D-red lid) and it may not have been exactly 3 cups
Add 4oz of Cream Cheese
add in the beef/onion mix
1T black pepper
1T granulated garlic
1t bbq rub (I had it in the cabinet and wanted to add an 'extra' flavor)
1T everything but the bagel seasoning (see above, but I DO like the little textural ads it lends with the poppy/sesame seeds)
1-2T Franks hot sauce
some red pepper flakes..
salt to taste
stir/cook until it's gravy...nice and thick..and coats the back of a spoon *use what seasonings taste good to you..this is what I used, but this recipe does not need a trip to the store for special seasonings*
Toast your bread, then butter it (really..what is toast w/out butter?)
add a half cup of cooked rice
then top with however much gravy you want
Eat yourself silly, then lay down and take a long winter's nap.