Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sausage Gravy - Recipe #sausagegravy #southernfood #comfortfood

Sausage Gravy
Sausage Gravy
There are a few joys to living in the south and one of those is breakfast for dinner.  Another is good old fashioned Sausage Gravy.  I mean can you really ever eat a meal in the south without gravy?  Let's not try that.  Gravy is awesome but nothing beats Sausage Gravy on my amazing buttermilk biscuits.  Patience grasshopper, one recipe at a time.  You will have to come back for the biscuit recipe.  Tonight I am only sharing the gravy recipe.

We had this for dinner a few nights ago with eggs and bacon.  We usually have breakfast foods twice a week.  The kids absolutely LOVE breakfast foods and it is so budget friendly that I am happy to cook it as many times as they want it. 

For the sausage gravy you will need:

1 pound of breakfast sausage (I use regular Jimmy Dean)
4 tbsp. of butter or margarine
3 tbsp. self rising flour
3 cups milk

Begin by scrambling the sausage in a large skillet until it is brown.  Once the sausage has cooked thoroughly,  drain the oil and return it to the skillet on medium heat.  Add 4 tbsp. of butter or margarine to the sausage and stir until the margarine is melted and the sausage is coated.  Add in 3 tbsp. of self rising flour and stir until the sausage is coated.  Continue to stir, cooking on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in 3 cups of milk and bring to a boil on medium - high heat stirring often.  Once the gravy has started to boil lower the heat to low.  Add salt and pepper to taste and continue to cook on low.  This is when the gravy will begin to thicken.  Continue to cook until the gravy is the consistency that you enjoy.  I like thick gravy so I let it cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.  If the gravy gets too thick you can simply add a little milk to thin it.  Serve over biscuits or toast.

What is your favorite southern food?  I would love to hear your recipes. 

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