Another family favorite with roots in the South, stick-to-your-ribs biscuits and gravy. And I don’t mean that in a it-all-goes-to-your-hips way, although this down-home dish doesn’t fall in the health food category, a serving will take you through an active day of outdoor activities or long day of flying and battling airports. Biscuits and gravy is not something I cook up on weekday mornings, but rather a weekend brunch or a quick holiday breakfast when you want to spend time with company or opening presents rather than prepping in the kitchen.
On Memorial weekend I whipped up a batch using Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits (usually I buy the reduced-calorie kind) and posted it on FaceBook. Based on the number of “Likes” and comments, I decided to share it on She’s Cookin’. After all, even though I avoid processed foods, spending hours preparing elaborate meals is not what we’re about – our mission is to promote cooking at home to connect with your family and friends, teach children about fresh food and cooking, and create memories – and this dish has done just that. I’ve been making it for 20+ years and its high on the request list and remembered fondly by my two bonus daughters who are now 30 and 32 years old!
Southern-style Biscuits and Gravy
A No-Recipe recipe | Serves 4
Prepare biscuits according to package directions. Or, for low sodium diets, I now have a Low Sodium Homemade Biscuit recipe!
Meanwhile, Take 1/2 pound (half a chub) of Jimmy Dean regular sausage and with your hands or a spoon add chunks of sausage to a skillet pre-heated over med-high heat. Use a cooking spoon to break up the pieces while the sausage is browning. Sprinkle with about 1-2 tablespoons of Wondra* flour, stirring to make a roux, add about 1 ½ cups of milk – I use 1% because that’s what we drink, but 2% or whole milk is fine and will make a thicker gravy. Continue to stir until milk reduces and mixture is thickened, adding more flour or milk as needed for desired consistency. Finish with a few grinds of pepper, serve over biscuit (s). Easily doubled for 6-8 people.
Enjoy 🙂 Then, get moving to wear off some of those calories!