1 tube of Jimmy Dean's spicy breakfast sausage
1 tube of regular sausage OR a pack of bacon. (for this one, I used the bacon because we had it on hand. I cut the bacon strips into tiny pieces)
Half & half, heavy whipping cream or milk. I used half & half. You can go lighter if you want, but to reach the best flavor and consistency, the heavier stuff is better.
red pepper flakes
2-3 Tbs flour
It's very simple. First throw the meat in the pan and start to brown it on med-low. Grate the onion over the meat. Use the side of the grater you would use for zesting an orange. You want the onion to be so fine and almost like a mush. Break up the sausage into small pieces. Once the meat is about 3/4 of the way cooked, add the flour and brown it (about 3 minutes). Add the half & half/milk/heavy whipping cream to the pot until you have your desired consistency. I used the whole thing. Add red pepper flakes to taste. Let it simmer for as long as you can. It will condense a lot and thicken up.
I made my gravy the night before and let it simmer for about 3 hours before I put it in the fridge. The next morning I put it back on the stove and added a little more milk because it had thickened up even more. The flavor had doubled overnight! For the biscuits, I just used the Pillsbury canned biscuits. They're quick and easy.
I topped the biscuits with eggs over easy: