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Sausage Gravy and biscuits is one of the quickest and easiest comfort food meals that you can make! Homemade sausage gravy is as simple and delicious as it gets! Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is sure to be a family favorite.
Biscuits and gravy is a southern tradition that I grew up loving and I find that even the pickiest of eaters will go for a big plate without complaint! There’s only a few ingredients and it’s my go- to dinner for times that I’m too busy to plan dinner.
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How to Make Sausage Gravy:
Brown sausage in a skillet, breaking up the pieces into crumbles as it cooks. If you sausage doesn’t have much grease, add a bit of bacon grease or butter to the pan.
Sprinkle flour over sausage and continue to cook about 5 minutes.
Whisk in milk, salt and pepper, cooking until gravy starts to bubble, lower heat to a simmer. Cook, until thickened.
Serve over homemade buttermilk biscuits.
Use hot or mild sausage. If you get the chance to make your own sausage, give our breakfast sausage or maple sausage a try!
Replace 1 cup of the milk with heavy cream for a richer gravy.
Use ground beef in place of the sausage for hamburger gravy.
Gravy can also be made without any meat. Just start with bacon grease and follow the same method.
Tips for Making Sausage Gravy:
Making homemade gravy is pretty straightforward and once you get the hang of it, you will be making it regularly.
Brown you sausage well, those crispy bits in the bottom of the pan will add lots of flavor.
If you gravy is too thick, add a bit more milk, about 2 tablespoons at a time, whisking until you get the desired consistency.
If your gravy is too thin, you can add about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease or butter along with 2 tablespoons of flour to another skillet, cook 3 minutes, whisking continually. Mix flour mixture into gravy and cook until desired thickness.
Serve gravy immediately over biscuits.
Sausage gravy can also be served over mashed potatoes or chicken fried steak. No matter how you serve it, your family is going to love it.
How to Store and Reheat:
I don’t often have leftover gravy but you can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
Reheat with 2 tablespoons of milk in a skillet over medium heat, whisking until heated through. Add additional milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
Rather you serve it for breakfast or dinner, this homemade sausage gravy is guaranteed to be a family pleasing meal. It’s so hearty, filling and delicious!
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- Add sausage to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up sausage into crumbles. Cook until well browned.
- Add bacon grease or butter to sausage, stirring until melted.
- Sprinkle flour over sausage, cook, stirring continually until flour starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Whisk in milk and continue to cook until gravy starts to bubble. Add salt and pepper. Lower to simmer and continue to cook, whisking until thickened.
- Serve over buttermilk biscuits.
If gravy is too thick, whisk in milk, 2 tablespoons at a time until desired thickness is reached.
If gravy is thin, add 1 tablespoon of bacon grease or butter with 2 tablespoons of flour to another skillet. Cook 3 minutes over medium heat, whisking continually. Mix flour mixture into gravy and cook until desired thickness is reached.
For cream gravy, substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of milk with heavy cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1100mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 19g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.