Biscuits and gravy is one of my all-time favorite breakfast meals. It is like a warm and comforting hug in a bowl (or on a plate). I was lucky enough (or spoiled enough, depending on how your look at it) to be able to call my mom when I first moved out on my own and have her make up a batch for me. Eventually, though, you have to grow up and figure out how to make it on your own. I’m proud to say that after nearly 10 years of learning how to make it, I can make this easy homemade sausage gravy in my sleep. Once you give it a try, this delicious recipe will soon be a staple in your home too!
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The first time I tried to make this I had just graduated high school. I was fending for myself during the summer while my mom was at work and wanted biscuits and gravy. Unfortunately, I had absolutely no idea how my mom made this favorite dish of mine. So I took water and brought it to a boil on the stove. Then I added brown gravy mix from a container in the spice cabinet. When it didn’t get thick like it was supposed to, I added more gravy mix. Imagine how much powdered gravy mix you need to add to get that creamy thickness of sausage gravy. In case you’re wondering, it was inedible. It was so salty that one bight made your mouth pucker. Bleck! Thank goodness for canned biscuits or I probably would have messed that up too. Epic fail.
- 1 lb Breakfast Sausage
- 1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
- 1 Cup Flour
- 3 Cups Milk
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
First, brown your sausage in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Once your sausage is browned, add the butter to it. Stir until the butter has melted.
Next, stir in flour until well combined. The mixture should look more like dough than soup.
Then pour in your milk and mix together thoroughly.
Once your mixture starts to bubble, lower the heat to low and add some salt and pepper. I recommend starting with half a teaspoon of each. You can always add more if needed when the gravy is done cooking.
Continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until your gravy has thickened up.
- If the gravy is too thick, add more milk. If it is too thin, add a teaspoon of cornstarch.
Lastly, serve gravy over biscuits or fried potatoes.
You should definitely give this easy homemade sausage gravy on fried potatoes sometime. The crunch of the potatoes adds a delicious texture to your breakfast you won’t regret. I’ve come a long way since that first fateful attempt at making this. Now I can whip it up easily on a cold morning for my family. You can make it even faster by doubling the batch and freezing half of it. When you’re ready to have it for breakfast, pull it out and warm it up on low on the stove. We usually make a huge batch and freeze it for easy hot breakfasts throughout the month. Now that I’ve shared my cooking disaster, I want to hear yours. What meal did you totally mess up when you first started cooking? Let me know in the comments and we can commiserate on how far we have come!
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