I had to name this recipe "Super" because it just is, and "Cheater", because no matter how hard I try, I just can't make a nice soft biscuit! So I use Mary B's frozen southern style biscuits, available where I live. A national chain just bought them up, and if they become available where you are, give them a try! They are like homemade! And although I can't make biscuits, I can make a good gravy to go on top of them. I usually only make enough gravy for 4 biscuits, because I only make for two....I also allow each person to have 2 slices of sausage! Adjust the recipe accordingly. If you have a hearty appetite, double it! I said 4 servings in my listing, but this only feeds one teenage boy!
- First, cut 4 sausage patties off your sausage roll. Cook until done. Remove and keep warm. (This is optional, if you don't want a sausage patty on the side, you can just cut off enough sausage from the roll to equal 4 sausage patties -- my son always ask for a sausage patty on the side LOL).
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook your biscuits.
- Place the rest of the sausage in the skillet (do not use a non stick skillet, they don't make good gravy -- cast iron is preferred!) Break up the sausage so that it is in small pieces. Cook until there is no longer any pink color in the sausage. Remove any grease over 2 1/2 tbsp, but do not remove more than that!
- Reduce the heat to low, and slowly stir in the flour. Stir until blended, and cook for about 1 minute.
- Slowly stir in the milk, increasing the heat to medium high until boiling. You must constantly stir to keep from getting lumps in your gravy! Once it is boiling, reduce the heat, and continue to stir until your gravy reaches the desired consistency. For my house, this takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the amount of grease in the sausage. Be sure to check your biscuits to make sure they are not getting overdone -- remove them from the oven when they are at your desired brownness.
- Once the gravy has reached your desired thickness, sprinkle in the salt and pepper according to your taste. I've never tested this, but my mama and grandmama told me that if you add the salt and pepper too early, your gravy will be "flat". I don't know what that means, but I'm not about to break their rule!
LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! I doubled all the gravy ingredients except the reserved grease amount (I actually forgot to double it, lol) and the amount of sausage roll. I put in the biscuits I needed to bake right before I added the milk since they took about the same amount of time to bake as the milk to make the gravy. I didn't make sausage patties and that's why I figured it was pretty much doubled. I will make this again. So filling and so yummy. I'm thinking next time I might try it without adding salt to see what it turns out like but I didn't add much salt at the end anyways. :) Suggest everybody to try this!
Fabulous recipe! I used canned biscuits and made 4 sausage patties to eat on the side and used the rest of the sausage in the gravy. The whole meal was just wonderful! Thanks for posting breezermom. Made for Newest Zaar Tag cooking game.
My teen son gives this 10 stars and beyond! He said it was the best sausage and gravy I've ever made. The gravy set up perfectly and was not overly greasy which was the biggest plus in his mind. He loved having some extra sausage patties on the side too. I loved that it was super easy to make and everything (biscuits and gravy) were done at the same time! The biggest plus for me was that it filled him up! That is a miracle in itself!! Tagged and found in Photo Tag and definitely going into my Best Of Cookbook as I'm done looking for a recipe for this dish.