Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is a classic breakfast dish.  It definitely screams comfort food.  My uncle used to make biscuits with hamburger gravy for me as a kid.  Anytime I make biscuits and gravy, it always reminds me of him.  This time I used sausage in the gravy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8oz ground sausage

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup skim milk

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

Biscuits (click link for recipe) for serving

 

Heat olive oil in skillet on med-high heat.  Cook and brown 6oz of ground sausage.

Heat olive oil in skillet on med-high heat. Cook and brown 6oz of ground sausage.

Remove sausage from skillet once cooked and allow to rest on a plate lined with paper towel.

Remove sausage from skillet once cooked and allow to rest on a plate lined with paper towel.

On medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt.

On medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt.

Add 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk together.  Allow to cook for about 1 minute.

Add 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk together. Allow to cook for about 1 minute.

Warm the milk and cream in microwave for about 30 seconds (enough to take the chill off).  Whisk in the warmed milk and cream mixture.  Bring to a low simmer.  Add  ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ¾ teaspoons of black ground pepper.   Allow to thicken for about 5 minutes.

Warm the milk and cream in microwave for about 30 seconds (enough to take the chill off). Whisk in the warmed milk and cream mixture. Bring to a low simmer. Add ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ¾ teaspoons of black ground pepper. Allow to thicken for about 5 minutes.

Add sausage back into the pan.

Add sausage back into the pan.

Stir in the sausage.  Allow to heat sausage through, for about another 5 minutes.

Stir in the sausage. Allow to heat sausage through, for about another 5 minutes.

 

Serve gravy over warm biscuits.

Serve gravy over warm biscuits.

 

BONUS RECIPE:  Breakfast Bowl

breakfast bowl

We had some biscuits and sausage gravy leftover…I know, but only 2 of us were eating breakfast yesterday morning.

I refrigerated the leftover gravy and stored the biscuits in an airtight container.  (You can also freeze the gravy, and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.)

I reheated the gravy in a microwave safe bowl on 30 second intervals for 1-1/2 minutes.  I stir in between each interval.

I reheated the biscuits in the oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

I cooked up a sunny side up egg and a few slices of bacon.

I layered the biscuit in the bowl first.  Next, a spoonful of gravy, the sunny side up egg, bacon crumbles, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Good morning breakfast bowl!

 

 

 

 

 

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