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Pioneer Woman Sausage Gravy

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         This is a classic recipe that all people have heard of, however, this one is a tiny bit different. This is a true, traditional style Biscuit and Gravy. This is not one of those fake recipes that tell you to mix cut up links and combine it with cream soup mix, and then open a can of biscuits and bake them. I am going to give you the recipe that most of those who are in the know about Southern Style, will tell you this is the one!

            Southern style does not mean it is difficult to make. A true Country gravy is hearty and filling. What the Midwest and the South would call Stick to Your Ribs filling. You could definitely use this gravy with other options besides the flaky biscuits.

It just is not the same. However, you could use American fried potatoes, hash browns or toast. I know of people that use this gravy on cornbread or mashed potatoes.

            These biscuits though, oh man, they are so good. They are flaky, moist and perfect for soaking up gravy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I substitute the sausage for something else?

You could switch it out for chicken or turkey, or even beef. Just remember this is a southern style Biscuit and gravy recipe.

            Can I make this ahead of time?

Definitely! The gravy could be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Biscuits could also be made ahead of time. Then just reheat the food before you serve it.

            How do I thicken the gravy without using flour?

Cornstarch and arrowroot are great substitutes.

            Can I make this without using milk?

You could substitute the milk by using heavy cream or skim milk. When using a milk alternative, the gravy will not have the same thickness or flavor.

What do you need to make Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

            Biscuits:

                        1 cup buttermilk

                        1 stick butter, frozen and grated

                        2 cups of flour

                        2 tsp baking powder

                        ½ tsp baking soda

                        ½ tsp salt

            Gravy:

                        1 pound breakfast sausage

                        2 tbsp butter

                        3 cups milk

                        ½ tsp garlic powder

                        1 tsp dry, minced onion

                        ⅓ cup flour

How to make Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 450*, line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Whisk together the dry ingredients

SECOND STEP:

Grate the butter and add to the dry ingredients, use a pastry cutter to combine the butter with the dry mix

Stir in the buttermilk

THIRD STEP:

You can flatten the dough by hand, or roll it out and cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter

Place the biscuits on a lined parchment covered baking sheet

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes and brush with melted butter

In a skillet over medium heat, crumble the breakfast sausage and brown it

FIFTH STEP:

Add the butter

Sprinkle the flour in and stir the sausage until it is well coated with the flour

Whisk in a little milk at a time and stir well to combine

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SIXTH STEP:

Cook until the gravy thickens

Season with salt and pepper to taste

Serve over hot biscuits

Enjoy!

Pioneer Woman Sausage Gravy

Pioneer Woman Sausage Gravy

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Biscuits:
  •                         1 cup buttermilk
  •                         1 stick butter, frozen and grated
  •                         2 cups of flour
  •                         2 tsp baking powder
  •                         ½ tsp baking soda
  •                         ½ tsp salt
  •             Gravy:
  •                         1 pound breakfast sausage
  •                         2 tbsp butter
  •                         3 cups milk
  •                         ½ tsp garlic powder
  •                         1 tsp dry, minced onion
  •                         ⅓ cup flour

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 450*, line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Whisk together the dry ingredients

SECOND STEP:

Grate the butter and add to the dry ingredients, use a pastry cutter to combine the butter with the dry mix

Stir in the buttermilk

THIRD STEP:

You can flatten the dough by hand, or roll it out and cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter

Place the biscuits on a lined parchment covered baking sheet

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes and brush with melted butter

In a skillet over medium heat, crumble the breakfast sausage and brown it

FIFTH STEP:

Add the butter

Sprinkle the flour in and stir the sausage until it is well coated with the flour

Whisk in a little milk at a time and stir well to combine

SIXTH STEP:

Cook until the gravy thickens

Season with salt and pepper to taste

Serve over hot biscuits

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 10gCholesterol 240mgSodium 30mgCarbohydrates 140gSugar 20gProtein 12g

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