We love to have breakfast for dinner at our house, and one of our favorites is biscuits and gravy. You can make this gravy with either breakfast sausage or dried & cured beef. If you use sausage, you need to brown it until it is thoroughly cooked, then drain it (and I like to rinse it as well) before adding it to the gravy.
Let’s get started!
When making gravy, you can easily adjust the amount by keeping your proportions in mind. For every cup of milk that you want to use, use 1 tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of flour. Before starting on the gravy, soak the dried beef in water to reduce the salt content. While it is soaking, melt the butter in a skillet.
Add the flour, stirring constantly. When it is well-mixed and bubbly, cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly.
Add the milk a cup at a time, mixing well with each addition.
When all the milk is added and the gravy starts to thicken, add your seasonings. I like to add beef bouillon granules and Tabasco or cayenne pepper. Drain the beef and slice it (I just use kitchen shears to cut off bite-sized pieces of the whole stack right over the pan – the pieces separate as soon as you stir it). Add the beef (or sausage if you are making sausage gravy) to the gravy and continue to simmer until the sauce is thickened and the beef is heated.
Serve over buttermilk biscuits, toast, or soft rolls.
- 1(4.5 oz.) jar dried beef
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 4 Tbsp flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tsp beef bouillon granules
- dash hot sauce
Soak the dried beef in a bowl of water to reduce the saltiness. Drain. Tear or cut beef into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet. Over medium heat, stir in flour and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually add milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly with a whisk. After all milk has been added, add beef bouillon and hot sauce. Simmer over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until thick enough to pour over biscuits. Add beef and heat through. Serve over buttermilk biscuits or toast.
- Method: Stovetop
- Calories: 179
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