Hello Sweet Friends & Family,
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!
I’m finally getting to a recipe, yay!
Do you want to know what my favorite breakfast is?
Biscuits & Gravy
Just a disclaimer here, I make a lot of fresh things and I make a lot of packaged dishes also and then doctor them up! If this is not your thing, I totally understand.
I credit my love of this breakfast to my Grandma many years ago when I was a child. I can’t remember what the occasion was but we went to visit and stay with her. In the morning, she made biscuits and gravy. I had never had them before and I was in for a real treat. My own mother never made them and after having it at Grandma’s house the first time, I knew I loved them.
Unfortunately, I never made them when I moved out on my own, really never gave them a second thought. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and I craved them. I would go down to this little restaurant we had in town called Granny’s and order biscuits and gravy. That would happen once or twice a week.
It wasn’t until after she was born that I started making my own. I made them like all the recipes are out there that just called for butter, milk, flour, sausage, and salt & pepper. BUT, it was too plain, didn’t taste like the restaurant taste I craved. I couldn’t remember what my Grandma’s tasted like but I think it was the recipe above.
So I went down to the store and bought my first packet of sausage gravy mix. Went home and played with it a bit.
I used Jimmy Dean sausage and you always need more grease than you are left with. So I add bacon grease or butter, either one works great.
You want to brown your sausage first and if you need more grease, you can add it when the sausage is almost done.
When the sausage is done browning and you have added the extra grease, there are two ways you can go. No. 1. You can dump in your sausage gravy mix/packet right into your pan stir it around for about 30 seconds or so until the dry gravy mix is coating the sausage. Then you are going to want to add 1 to 2 cups of milk, into the sausage, depending on how thick or thin you like your gravy. On the instructions, it says to add a total of 2 cups of water. Use milk, I’m telling ya, it’s richer. I usually use a total of 21/2 to 3 cups of milk and it comes out perfect but everyone is different.
No. 2. Brown your sausage as mentioned above. Add 1 cup of milk to a separate bowl and mix your sausage gravy mix/packet into the milk. Stir until you don’t see any lumps. This doesn’t take long and you don’t have to have all the lumps out. They will come out when you are cooking it.
Add your milk a little at a time until you have 2 or 3 cups incorporated into the sausage. I stir until all is mixed thoroughly.
I have made it both ways and both turn out great.
I then sprinkle garlic powder on top of the gravy and mix it in. The amount is up to you or leave it out altogether. Sometimes I add a little chicken bouillon to the gravy.
I can tell when my gravy is done when it coats the back of my spoon.
This really is a great gravy mix for your biscuits and gravy! My family loves this the best too! I hope you give it a try, you can always improve the taste with package mixes by just adding a few key ingredients.
Why yes, I do use canned biscuits, they are our fave. They have a different texture than homemade biscuits.
I’m still not a fan of the old version because it just seems to be missing something. You can add Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon or 2 to taste of chicken bouillon powder or chicken base Better Than Bouillon. These two ingredients enhance the flavor quite a bit if you are not making the packaged gravy mix.
Let me know in the comments what your fave breakfast is!!
- 1 packet Sausage Gravy Mix McCormick's or Pioneer brand
- 1 lb. package Jimmy Dean Sausage
- 2 - 3 cups Milk
- 1-2 tsp. Garlic Powder to start with, then add more if needed.