Biscuits and Gravy

filed under: Breakfast on September 29, 2019

This is, quite possibly, the ultimate comfort food for breakfast! With a creamy and flavorful sausage gravy poured over Buttermilk Biscuits, this hearty meal will stick with you all morning! If you have time, I recommend making my Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits to go with the gravy. YUM!!!!

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Biscuits and Gravy

I am just a couple of weeks late with this post since Biscuits and Gravy Week falls during the second week of September. But, I am ahead of the game for Biscuits and Gravy Day, which is coming up on two future dates, December 14th and February 21st! Yes, Biscuits and Gravy have a week and two days devoted to it! It became popular in the south when workers had to fill up on a cheap meal that would keep them fueled for their long workdays. Since then, it has become a breakfast staple all over the country. My household is no exception! We love this good old fashioned breakfast, and I love that we don’t have to go to a restaurant to enjoy it!

Plate of Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Biscuits and Gravy do not have to be difficult to make, and I love the option of making your own buttermilk biscuits to go with the homemade sausage gravy.  If you do not feel like making your own biscuits, just pick some up from the store. You will still have a delicious meal! (But you know it will be better with homemade!)  I am going to break down the ingredients for both the sausage and the gravy.

Spices for Sausage Gravy

Sausage Ingredients

  • Sage
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Marjoram
  • Brown sugar
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cloves
  • Ground pork

Gravy Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Whole milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder

Skillet of Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

How to Make the Sausage

First, mix together the spices and brown sugar in a small bowl. Then, place the ground pork in a larger bowl. Add the mixed spices to the ground pork and mix with your hands. This is the fun part! Did you know that everyone, including adults, has sensory needs? Forming the ground pork into sausage is perfect for those tactile needs. It is also quite therapeutic to be doing something with your hands. The squeeze and release action relieves stress if you have any, and if you don’t have any stress, please tell me your secret!

After you have destressed and mixed the spices with the ground pork, saute it in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once cooked, remove the sausage from the pan until you add it to the gravy. Leave the sausage drippings in the skillet for the gravy recipe. The spices mixed with the ground pork is the same combination I used for my Breakfast Sausage Patties, which I could eat every day!

 

Buttermilk Biscuits for Biscuits and Gravy

How to Make the Gravy

Using the skillet that you cooked the sausage, add the butter until it has melted. Next, whisk in the flour for a couple of minutes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until it gets a little thicker. Finally, add the cooked sausage and heat it all together. Be careful about the amount of salt you add before serving. After putting the gravy on the biscuits, the bite was a bit on the salty side. I would hold off on adding the final salt and pepper to the gravy and let the tasters decide if salt and pepper needs to be added.

Plate of Biscuits and Gravy

What to Serve with Biscuits and Gravy

With buttermilk biscuits covered with sausage gravy, Biscuits and Gravy is definitely a meal in itself. But, sometimes you just need a side to go with it. I recommend hash browns or eggs. To add some color to the plate, serve it with strawberries or melon. Although there are only two upcoming days devoted to Biscuits and Gravy, please don’t hold off until then to try this delicious, savory breakfast!

If you like your gravy on the runnier side, feel free to add more milk to reach your desired consistency.

Cut into Biscuits and Gravy

5 from 1 vote
Biscuits and Gravy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

Hearty and delicious, Biscuits and Gravy is the perfect comfort food you will crave in the cooler days ahead!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits and Gravy
Servings: 6
Calories: 438 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net
Ingredients
Buttermilk Biscuits, homemade or baked according to package instructions
    Sausage
    • 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 pounds ground pork
    Gravy
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • ¼ cup flour
    • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon Pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    Instructions
    Sausage
    1. In a small, bowl, combine the sage, salt, ground black pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, and cloves. Mix well.
    2. Place the pork in a large bowl and add the mixed spices to it. Mix well.
    3. Saute in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned or internal pork temperature reaches 160 degrees F (73 degrees C).

    4. Remove from pan, and set aside.
    Gravy
    1. Add butter to the same skillet (leave sausage drippings)
    2. When melted, add flour and whisk to combine. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
    3. Whisk in milk, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder cook and stir until thickened and hot.
    4. Add crumbled sausage, season with salt and pepper
    5. Cook until heated through.
    Recipe Notes

    Homemade Biscuits Recipe - clickable link

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  • Winni says:

    thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I have done these Biscuits and Gravy by following your recipe. Its was yummy.

  • Toby says:

    Looking forward to trying your gravy recipe! With the title of ‘Biscuits and Gravy’, I expected to see both recipes. It did take me a few minutes of wandering around this site to find the link to the biscuit recipe, but I must say it looks equally good.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Sorry about that Toby! I added a link right in the bottom of the recipe card, I had thought that was a good spot. 🙂

  • Joy says:

    Wow Amanda! This is a great biscuits and gravy recipe and your new layout is super foxy! Nice sleek design.Thanks for all the great recipes, I’ve been a follower since the beginning but “lurked” on the fringes for a while before I joined!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Thank you so much Joy!!

  • Nancy Au says:

    I will try this over mashed potatoes and call it dinner! Yum!

  • Will Sperling says:

    Amanda, do you know why every day your emails come in a different folder of my email program? I thought I had everything set up to display in my “I AM BAKER” folder, but that doesn’t occur. I continually have to keep adjusting your parameters so that it will display where it’s supposed to show. A little frustrating on my end. I don’t want to miss your delicacies!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I do not know why Will! 🙁 I did set up a new email provider 3 weeks ago and that means it will appear differently, but that should be a 1-time thing, not something different every day. I’m so sorry there are any complications!! Wish I had a better understanding of the complexities of email.

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