We love having breakfast together as a family especially on Sunday. The other days of the week seem so hectic, everyone is just grabbing what they can and running out the door. Biscuits and Gravy are a family favorite in my house and we make it often. This is the recipe I always use. It’s so easy and quick, you’ll love it!
Start out by making the Homemade Biscuits first so you can make the gravy while they are cooking.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cold butter (not margarine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Add the flour, salt and baking powder to a food processor bowl. Pulse a few times to combine. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the food processor. Pulse about 10 times to get combined and break up the butter a little. Turn the food processor on to low speed and slowly add the milk. Once combined, stop processing. Over mixing will result in rubbery biscuits. If you do not have a food processor, you can use a pastry cutter.
Flour your countertop and drop the dough onto the counter. With the palms of your clean hands, press the dough out into an even 1″ thickness. Using a cup with the diameter you want for your biscuits, cut your biscuits with the top of the cup. You can stick the top of the cup in flour so it won’t stick. (this is my little trick, I don’t have a biscuit cutter).
Put the biscuits on a cookie sheet close together and bake at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes.
While the biscuits bake, make the sausage gravy.
1 pound Breakfast Sausage
1/3 cup Flour
4 cups Milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Black Pepper
Brown the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink, cutting up and crumbling up with a wood spatula. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle half of the flour and stir so that the sausage soaks it up. Add more flour until the sausage looks dry. Stir and cook it for another minute, then pour in the milk, stirring constantly.
Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens for about 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and continue cooking until very thick. If it gets too thick add 1/2 cup of milk or more if needed.
Break open a biscuit and spoon sausage gravy over biscuits and serve immediately.