Monday, April 12, 2010

To-Die-For Breakfast Gravy

Literally. To die for. It's not the healthiest of breakfast choices, but once you take a bite - you won't care! Biscuits and gravy is my husband's favorite breakfast, so I made it for him on Saturday for his birthday(used his father's recipe). It is incredibly simple, the ingredients are inexpensive and it is SO SO SO good! 100% comfort food. Try it - you will love it!
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.
1/2 onion
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:

And then smothered them with the delicious gravy:

We practically licked our plates clean, it was that good!

If you try the recipe, let me know how you liked it!
From my kitchen to yours,


  1. You better believe I'll be trying this!! I know Jeff will love it! ;-)

    Love your enameled cast iron!!!

  2. YUM!!!!!!!! It was soooooo good!

  3. Caitlin - Thanks! I love it too =D Let me know how you like it.

    Kristen - try it!! seriously, SO easy!