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🍳 My Morning Surprise: Discovering the Magic of Homemade Sausage Gravy


Let me tell you a story that starts on a chilly Saturday morning. I was craving something warm and hearty, and suddenly, an old family recipe card caught my eye. It was for sausage gravy, a dish my dad used to make and does till this day. Inspired, I decided to recreate this comforting classic. Here's how you can whip up this delightful gravy that turns any breakfast into a feast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground pork sausage

  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

  • 2 to 3 cups of milk

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Optional: a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat

  • Biscuits, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Sausage: In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat. Break it apart with a spoon until it's nicely browned and no longer pink.

  2. Make the Roux: Sprinkle the flour over the sausage. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. This step is crucial as it thickens the gravy.

  3. Add the Milk: Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously. Start with 2 cups and add more if you prefer a thinner consistency.

  4. Season: Add salt, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne (if using). Keep stirring until the mixture comes to a slight boil and thickens.

  5. Simmer: Reduce the heat and let the gravy simmer for a few minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.

  6. Serve and Enjoy: Serve hot over freshly baked biscuits. Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or a comforting dinner.

Tips & Tricks:

  • For a richer flavor, use half-and-half instead of milk.

  • Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce for an umami kick.

  • Vegetarian? Use plant-based sausage and vegetable broth in place of milk.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • It's incredibly easy and quick to make.

  • Perfect for feeding a crowd.

  • It's versatile – you can tweak it to your taste!

Sausage Gravy Serving Suggestions and Variations

  • For a Full Breakfast: Serve with scrambled eggs and hash browns.

  • Go Green: Add some sautéed spinach or kale to the gravy for a veggie boost.

  • Cheese Please: Stir in some shredded cheddar cheese at the end for a cheesy twist.

Let's Talk Health

While sausage gravy is a comfort food, it's also rich in calories. Enjoy it in moderation and consider using lean turkey sausage and low-fat milk for a lighter version.


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