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How to Make Sausage Gravy

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Homemade Sausage Gravy

How to Make Sausage Gravy – The Finished Product

A Favorite Meal for Anytime of the Day

When you learn how to make sausage gravy, you will have a tasty dish that you can serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whenever you serve it, or whatever you serve it over, you will be glad to have this recipe, ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy,’ in your recipe file. Not only does this ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy’ recipe make a yummy dish, its fragrance will draw the family to the kitchen to see what’s cooking.

Now, let me show you how quick and easy it is to learn how to make sausage gravy.

Ingredients needed for this – ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy’ recipe:

1 roll (1 lb. size) of breakfast pork-sausage, mild   

4 tablespoons pork-sausage pan grease/drippings, and/or butter

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

Let’s Cook

Remove the plastic wrapping from around the pork-sausage roll, and cut crosswise into one half inch slices. I use Jimmy Dean® Regular Pork-Sausage when I make this recipe, ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy,’ but if you prefer something more flavorful, like a hot flavored pork-sausage, then give it a try!

Place the slices into a 10-inch frying plan. As the slices begin to cook, use a metal spatula, or a large spoon, to break the pork-sausage into pieces. Continue breaking the meat up to resemble a scrambled texture, and cook until done.

When done, remove the meat from the frying pan, and roughly measure the grease left in the pan, i.e., the drippings. You will need four tablespoons of grease/drippings. If you do not have four tablespoons, then add enough butter to make the measurement.

Place the frying pan back on medium-low heat, and stir four tablespoons of flour into the grease. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir. The consistency will be thick. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in a little of the milk.

Place the frying pan back on the heat, and slowly stir in the remainder of the milk. Continue stirring over a medium-low heat, as the sauce thickens.

Add the scrambled meat to the sauce, stir to blend, and continue heating This will ensure that the meat is hot, and the flavors are well blended.

See how easy it is to make sausage gravy.

How to Make Sausage Gravy – Served Over a Baked Potato

Now, here is the best part – serving this delectable dish! There are several ways to serve it:  over biscuits, or toast points, is one of the most popular ways, over rice, or noodles, is good, too, and my personal favorite is to serve it over baked potatoes. When serving over rice or noodles, you will want the consistency of the sauce to be a little thinner. That’s an easy fix; just simply add a little more milk.

In Closing

Now that you have learned how to make sausage gravy, you will find that you will be adding it to your menu often. Why? Because it is quick and easy to make, this pork product is inexpensive to buy, and it makes a hearty meal for the family.

And if you are hosting family or friends in your home for the holidays, or for a weekend, then pull out this recipe for ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy,’ make it, and add it to your breakfast/brunch buffet. Another favorite of mine, which you might like to add to your breakfast or brunch buffet, is easy breakfast casserole. Since you already have good company, the only thing else you will need is:  some homemade biscuits, juice, good coffee, and some tasty sweet buns or a coffee cake. So, why not give this recipe, ‘How to Make Sausage Gravy,’ a try!



Jan 17, 2012 5:19pm
Mmmm! Another delicious southern recipe! Thanks!
Feb 7, 2012 7:36pm
I love these old-fashioned country dishes, and I was surprised that the title was available on IB. Thank you for reading and commenting on this article.
Feb 6, 2012 2:19pm
Sausage gravy, I could smell it cooking as I read this great recipe. I'll take mine over some big cat biscuits please. Going to have to try over a baked potato, sounds yum.
Feb 7, 2012 7:44pm
Yes, the whole house smells good when you make sausage gravy. I'm a biscuitaholic!(I just made that word up.) I love biscuits with everything. But I also need to cut the habit. So, whenever I can, I try to use something in its place - ergo, baked potatoes. But it is good that way, too!
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