I was just getting ready to schedule this post about some delicious biscuits and gravy this morning, when I looked outside and saw this:
Isn't it stunning? If there's one positive thing about enduring the cold winter, it is the beautiful sunrises--plus the sunrises much later in the morning, at a time I'm more likely to be awake! (That's my neighbor's pool, by the way, not mine...I have a sandbox...) So...back to that gravy!
Would you believe that the first time I had biscuits and gravy was two years ago at a church benefit brunch? Despite the fact that the meal was cooked in bulk, I was hooked! Unfortunately these church brunches don’t happen often and I had to wait and entire year before I was able to enjoy my beloved biscuits and gravy again!
While I waited for more church dinners, I never thought to make biscuits and gravy at home, because something so good just had to be complicated (though they were serving at a church dinner which usually means the opposite—kind of a “duh” moment for me). So imagine my surprise when I discovered that biscuits and gravy takes a total of 3 ingredients plus salt and pepper and is super easy to make! It was definitely a happy day in my house!
*I made up a batch of drop biscuits from the side of the Bisquick box for these…note to self: learn to make biscuits from scratch
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Recipe from Buns in my Oven
1 lb pork sausage
¼ cup flour
2+ cups milk (I used 2%)
Salt & pepper
Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Break the sausage into small chunks as it cooks. Do not drain!
Once the sausage is cooked though, sprinkle the flour over the sausage and stir until the sausage is coated. Cook the flour and sausage mixture for 2-3 minutes or until the flour is cooked in to the sausage.
Stir in 1 cup of milk; keep stirring until the gravy thickens. Stir in a second cup of milk, again stirring until the gravy has thickened. Add in a bit more milk to thin the gravy, if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over fresh biscuits.