Biscuits and Gravy ~ Homemade Sausage Gravy

I had a busy day today at work today so I started off with a fantastic breakfast. We actually made the gravy last night so as not to be rushed this morning.  Charles added quite a bit of paprika which leads to the reddish tint;  it also added a slightly sweet smokey flavor that was very tasty.  This was a spicy version so omit the crushed red pepper for the faint of heart.

Biscuits and Gravy ~ Homemade Sausage Gravy

  • 1 pound sausage
  • 4 Tbs butter; if needed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 gallon milk

Cook sausage; adding butter if needed.  I like old folks brand sausage; it tends to be less fatty than others so I usually add butter or bacon grease to give enough fat to flour ratio for thickening.  Add seasonings and stir flour into fully cooked sausage.  Once flour has been incorporated begin adding milk.  I like to add about 3/4 of the milk to begin with and add more as needed.  Over medium heat while stirring constantly, bring to simmer;  allow to cook for at least 2 minutes to thicken.  Adjust milk quantity as needed. Serve with biscuits.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

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