I think Biscuits & Gravy is one of the most comforting of comfort foods. It’s one of the first dishes I started making for breakfast, and even dinner, when first learning to cook. Even when making biscuits from scratch, it’s a meal that comes together quickly. Using simple ingredients, to boot. That seems to be a common thread among my favorite comfort foods.
I always make this for breakfast on those Sunday mornings when the last thing I feel like doing is making breakfast, due to one too many margaritas the night before. And it always makes things right with the world, and my stomach. In the past, I always used canned biscuits, and there’s no shame in that. But, if you have a little bit of time – try making them from scratch. This is a fabulous recipe that I’ve made time and time again, and they always turn out perfect. And, you’ll be beaming with pride – I promise!
I wish I could have made these for Jon this morning for breakfast. With the 49ers loss, he could have used this kind of breakfast to start his day. This one is sure to lift a man’s spirits. But, it was a great game and I say we should still hold up our heads high. Next year, boys! Hopefully a nice steak dinner tonight will help to ease his pain. Now, to see Maryland get painted purple. Congrats to the family in Baltimore!
Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
12 ounces bulk pork sausage (1 tube)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups milk
ground black pepper
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, breaking up with a wooden spoon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes.
Add the flour to the skillet along with the sausage, and cook for 2 minutes to brown up the flour a bit. Slowly ppour the milk into the skillet, stirring constantly, and bring the gravy to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt with pepper. Split the biscuits in half and divide them among plates. Top each biscuit with some of the gravy and serve immediately.