The absolute best biscuits and gravy come from an easy Sausage Gravy made from scratch with ground pork and seasonings. It is the best comfort food when smothered over homemade buttermilk biscuits!
WHY THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST:
Not all sausage gravy is the same. I have frequently ordered biscuits and gravy at restaurants only to be disappointed when it is either too thick or too thin or too starchy or the sausage is not good.
This recipe is not only quick and easy to make and with very few ingredients, the flavor is outstanding!
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT:
The sausage is cooked in butter (photo 1) because you can’t have a good gravy without the right amount of fat!
Once the sausage is sufficiently browned, you add the flour (photo 2). Be sure to let it cook for several minutes before adding the milk. You want it to mix with the fat and let it cook to the point where it gives off an amazing aroma.
Finally, to make the gravy, add the milk (photo 3) and stir continuously over heat until the gravy thickens (photo 4).
1 pound pork breakfast sausage (I highly recommend you make your own, recipe link in notes below)
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the bulk sausage until brown and crumbly. If excess oil, drain while keeping a solid tablespoon of the sausage oil in the pan. Add the butter and stir well until melted.
Sprinkle sausage with flour, stir, and allow to cook for several minutes until the flour can absorb some of the fat and get golden brown.
Add the milk and stir. Continue stirring occasionally over medium heat until gravy thickens, 5-10 minutes.
Sausage: You can buy in bulk from the meat counter at the grocery store, you can buy links and remove them from the casing, or you can make your own homemade breakfast sausage from ground pork and seasonings.
Keep it warm: You’ll want to serve the gravy hot. Because it’s a cream based gravy with a fair amount of fat, it will get thicker as it cools. To keep warm, just heat over low heat on the stove until ready to serve.
To store: Keep the extra gravy in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Should keep for 3-5 days.