This Homestyle Sausage Gravy is the perfect topping to those homemade biscuits. Loaded with sausage, this gravy is thick and full of flavor. So simple to make and your family will love this traditional breakfast recipe.
This breakfast recipe is a classic especially if you are from the South. Thankfully, those of us who are not Southerners can still enjoy this breakfast treat.
What is sausage gravy
Sausage gravy is a thick (or thin depending on how you make it) sauce made with only a handful of ingredients.
It is usually flavored with black pepper and the majority of the spices comes from the sausage you choose.
It is commonly served over homemade biscuits but you can also serve it over toast.
5 ingredients to a great breakfast. So easy and simple to make.
The sausage can be any brand or flavor you enjoy but for this recipe I used mild Country Sausage. You can use mild or hot, depending on your taste.
You will want to cook the sausage completely before starting making the gravy. You can use the same pan for both the sausage and gravy.
Making the gravy
After cooking the sausage completely, you will need to put the sausage in a bowl so you can make the gravy.
You want to drain the sausage of the grease, however, reserve about 2 tablespoons of the grease for the gravy mixture.
In a hot frying pan, put the grease and flour in. Then slowly add milk to the pan, whisking as you add it.
You will want to whisk together the salt, pepper, flour and milk together until well blended. The flour may want to clump, but keep at it until it is all mixed together.
It's important to let the mixture boil, but you don't want the milk to scald. So be sure to keep stirring.
The boiling, flour and milk all work together to help the gravy reach that thick sauce we all want. The goal is to have a gravy thick enough to run slightly but not all over the plate. It needs to hold its shape.
Next, stir in the cooked sausage and it is ready to eat!
Isn't that frustrating? Mix more, make sure the mixture has had a chance to boil and if all else fails, scoop out the couple of stubborn clumps. No judgement here.
I haven't tried it. I would say yes, as long as you don't use the vanilla flavor.
Yes, with caution. It is best when made and served at the same time. However, you can make the homestyle sausage gravy and put it in the refrigerator to heat up later. You can also put it in a crock pot on low to keep it warm.
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Homestyle Sausage Gravy
- 1 lb ground country sausage
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cup milk
- Cook the sausage until no longer pink, drain
- Reserve 3 tablespoons of sausage grease
- Place the sausage in a bowl and set aside
- Add the reserved grease, flour, salt and pepper and stir
- Slowly add in the milk, whisking as you go to remove lumps and make the mixture smooth with the heat on medium/high
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and bring gravy to a simmer. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring, until mixture is thickened
- Add cooked sausage then cook for another 2 minutes
- Serve over biscuits or toast