Shit on a Shingle

SOS for short, it's great comfort food. It's also much greater than the simple sum of its parts; there's something magical about it that grabs hold of hardwired biological imperatives for what tastes "good". Likely, it's the grease, fat, and salt.

Also, it's so easy a child could do it unsupervised, assuming you were irresponsible enough to allow a child to operate a stove unsupervised. If you are, well, hey, they gotta learn about fire sometime, right?

About 1 lb. hamburger, better more than less
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 brick cream cheese
1 pkg. English muffins (Un-Americans may find that a crumpet is close enough)

Brown and chop hamburger. Do not drain.

Add mushroom soup and cream cheese, stir until well mixed. The heat will soften the cream cheese and make this easier than trying to beat them together separately.

Simmer, stirring occasionally until hamburger grease homogenizes with the rest, and the whole mess begins to thicken.

Serve ladled over toasted muffin halves, salt and pepper to taste.