Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

June 25th, 2010 by katie

Either you love biscuits and gravy-it is pure childhood comfort food for you-or it doesn’t makes a lick of sense.  I mean it’s biscuits.  And they are covered in gravy.  Yet there is something hearty and soul-satisfying about a big warm plateful of crisp fluffy biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy.  It is a filling, special occasion breakfast-which is kind of ironic considering it probably had it’s beginnings as a staple of poverty-perfect for serving a crowd after a late night or before a busy day. 

Sausage Gravy

serves 4, prep 5 min, cook 20 min
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 2 tbsp fat drippings, butter, or oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a cast iron or other heavy skillet, cook and brown sausage over medium-high heat.  Break sausage into small crumbles with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once sausage is brown, turn off heat and use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage to a paper towel lined plate.  Drain and measure fat if desired.
  3. Add 2 tbsp fat back to the pan, use sausage drippings if desired and add additional fat as needed to make 2 tbsp.
  4. Heat pan over medium-low and sprinkle fat with flour.  Cook flour mixture, whisking often, until golden about five minutes.
  5. Add milk to flour mixture and whisk until smooth.  Heat pan to medium-high and whisk while gravy comes to a simmer and thickens.
  6. Add sausage and season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.
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3 Responses

  1. Stacy

    This is by far my FAVORITE breakfast meal!!! Love it! Hubby always teases me when we got out to breakfast and they don’t have biscuits & gravy on the menu – “what are you gonna eat?” are his famous words when this happens.

  2. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    OMG Katie, this is one of my hubbys favorite things on earth. He is always in search of great biscuits and gravy. I have yet to make it for him. Guess I will have to get crackin on that now huh?

  3. DailyChef

    I LOVE biscuits and gravy. They’re so filling though! I often find myself leaving half my plate…and regretting it because they taste so good!

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