Veteran's Day Recipes

Browse Allrecipes' trusted Veteran's Day recipes for Navy beans, USMC creamed beef on toast, Marine Corps martinis, and more.

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Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef

Rating: 4 stars 1033
My aunt used to serve this to her husband, a retired Army colonel, and she said he never got tired of it!
By Mary48


Rating: 4 stars 103
My dad was in the Marine Corps and remembers eating this dish often. It's a simple recipe consisting of ground beef mixed with milk, margarine and beef broth. It's also good using ground sausage. Serve this dish over toast.

All-American Chips and Dip

Rating: 4 stars 9
This fun spin on chips and dip is perfect for any Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Fourth of July celebration.

Easy Pleasy Mac N Cheesy - US Navy Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 308
I deployed with the U.S. Navy on the USS Enterprise, and it was there I had the best mac and cheese of my life. I've spent a number of years trying new recipes to produce the mild, thick and creamy version we were served. After numerous attempts and fails I came up with this. It's so simple and just like we got weekly while we were haze grey and underway.

Navy Potatoes

Rating: 4 stars 21
This is my father's recipe for potatoes that were served aboard the battleship USS New York during WWII. This recipe is simple, but very tasty.

The Rocket

Rating: 4 stars 8
A cold drink that looks—and tastes!—like a rocket ice pop!

US Marine Corps Martini

Rating: 5 stars 2
The US Marine Corps was founded in Philadelphia on Nov. 10, 1775 in a tavern during the American Revolutionary War. The name of the tavern was 'Tun Tavern.' There is an exact replica of Tun Tavern at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. It was at Quantico in this Tun Tavern that the US Marine Corps Martini was born over 50 years ago. It has been made and served all over the world. Is it a killer martini? More on that later. It is sometimes referred to as the 5-4-3-2-1 Martini. To your health and good cheer! 'Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.'

U.S. Navy Minced Beef On Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
In the Navy this is served over toast at breakfast.

Creamed Beef for SOS

Rating: 4.5 stars 154
A Recipe that is always requested from my kids when they come and visit. I spent 20 years of my 28 years in the Air Force in the dining hall. I think I have perfected SOS (Creamed Beef).Very simple and quick. Serve over toast (Shingles) or biscuits or hashed brown potatoes. I know leaving the grease in is not real healthy but it really makes it tasty. If you use anything other then HAMBURGER or drain the grease it will not turn out.

Venison Bacon Burgers

Rating: 5 stars 238
These tasty, juicy burgers make a change from normal beef patties.

Scrumptious Sauerkraut Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
The perfect party finger food. These are the most scrumptious sauerkraut balls you will ever taste!

Sausage-Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 4.5 stars 275
A local winery/restaurant serves a stuffed eggplant appetizer that is so delicious. While trying to duplicate it at home, I found this to be one of our favorite eggplant dinners. Be sure to select an eggplant that is smooth, blemish-free and kind of heavy for it's size. Serve with a green salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rick's Key West Pink Coleslaw Dressing
Rating: Unrated 8
This easy coleslaw dressing is made with Miracle Whip® and Catalina salad dressing.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Tuscan Porterhouse)
Rating: Unrated 19
This flagship, Tuscan steak is made from the region's Chianina breed of cattle which are prized for their tenderness and flavor. In typical Italian style, simplicity rules the day; little more than olive oil, rosemary, and salt are needed to highlight the rich flavor of the grilled meat. With Italian food, freshness and quality are top priority, so I use nothing less than choice porterhouse, and much prefer prime!
German Schwenkbraten
Rating: 4.5 stars 24

This was a family favorite when we were stationed in Germany with the Air Force. They are delicious with potato salad, a baguette, or crusty rolls. Hope you enjoy!