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Biscuits And Gravy Recipe

I love a good biscuits and gravy recipe. Who wouldn’t love some flaky buttery biscuits with warm savory gravy? It only takes 45 minutes, but since there are quite a few steps, it might be a good idea to make this ahead of time.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Inactive Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits and gravy, biscuits and gravy recipe, sausage gravy, sausage gravy recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter frozen
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening frozen
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk blend
  • 1/2 cup water ice-cold
  • 1 medium egg mixed with 2 tbsp water to make egg wash

For the sausage

  • 6 oz 85% lean ground pork
  • 3/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tsp white wine Sauvignon Blanc
  • For the gravy
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

Marinate the sausage

  • Mix ingredients for the sausage in a bowl, making sure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
  • Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Make the biscuits

  • While the meat is marinating, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Grate frozen butter and shortening in, and using a fork, gently toss to coat the butter and shortening evenly with flour. Put the bowl in the freezer to keep the butter from melting.
  • Place the buttermilk in a small bowl. Gradually add cold water (one teaspoon at a time) and mix it well. It’s okay if there are still very small lumps.
  • Take the flour bowl out and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using a fork, mix it until it comes together as a dry dough. Do not use your hands, as they may melt the butter.
  • Turn out the dough onto a large sheet of parchment. Cut out another sheet with the same size, and place it on top of the dough. Use a rolling pin and roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick. Do it quickly to keep the dough cold.
  • Cut the dough sheet into 8 equal pieces. Place them onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Prepare egg wash and brush the top of each piece of dough. Bake them for 15 minutes. The sausage meat should be done marinating by now.

Prepare the gravy

  • Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the marinated meat and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper and flour. Stir until everything combines.
  • Pour milk in and simmer for another 3 minutes on low heat. If the sauce looks too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Take the biscuits out of the oven. If you are plating up, put 2 biscuits on a plate and smother with a small ladle full of gravy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 3mg