It is Brunch time and SAUSAGE GRAVY IS FINALLY DROPPING at Jackie’s Eats & Treats!!!
This is long overdue in my kitchen and so incredibly easy to make! Many recipes even call for more simplicity, but you know me, I love putting my spin on classics and for Sausage Gravy those spins include garlic, Worcestershire, seasoned salt, paprika and hot sauce 🌶️!
For this fantastic Brunch dish, you start by simply browning some sausage and remember browning adds flavor! Be patient and break up the sausage and avoid stirring, allowing the butter and sausage fat to build that deliciousness. Once you have a bit of brown, break up the sausage more.
Once browned add onions and allow those to sweat a bit. Garlic is also added for extra deliciousness, but if you’d prefer, you could omit that ingredient.
Add flour and cook that off for 2-3 minutes. The flour will help the gravy thicken. If you’re looking to keep the recipe lighter, you could omit the flour because the gravy will reduce without it!
Now cream and milk (again if looking to keep lighter, just add milk) are added with all those incredible seasonings, i.e. Worcestershire, seasoned salt, paprika and hot sauce 🌶️ (my go-to is Louisiana Hot Sauce). The combination of these seasonings are comfort food for sure!
Once thickened (you know it’s the right consistency when you run a spoon through and you can create a valley), serve as you desired, i.e. plain on bread/biscuits, add an over easy or poached egg and don’t forget a dash or two more of hot sauce.
I hope you enjoy this my version of this Southern classic and cheers ☕!
To Biscuit or Not – I don’t mean any disrespect by calling this Southern and not including a photo or recipe of biscuits. Three reasons why:
- We had fresh bread, so I went that route and in my opinion it was equally delicious 😋!
- I don’t love baking! The ‘Treat’ in Jackie’s Eat’s & Treats is actually guilty pleasures (known as MUNCHIES on Jackie’s Eats & Treats), in case you’ve missed that 😉!
- This gravy can be made in under 20 minutes, so I kept it easy and eliminated the baking of biscuits!
Of course for this recipe, grab some biscuits or make your own, that is traditional after all!
Sausage – For this recipe, I used mild Italian sausage. Of course the type of sausage you use will change the flavoring, but you know what you’re doing in the kitchen and deliver deliciousness!
- 1 TBSP unsalted butter
- 1 lb ground sausage, mild Italian
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
- 2 TBSP all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup light cream
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- ⅓ tsp paprika
- 2 dashes hot sauce,
- salt & pepper, for seasoning
- In a large fry, melt the butter on medium heat. Once melted add the ground sausage and cook until brown.
- Once the sausage is browned, add the onion and saute together with the sausage. Once the onions are aromatic, add the garlic and combine together.
- Add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Once the flour is cooked add the milk and cream and continue to whisk together. Add the Worcestershire, seasoned salt, paprika and hot sauce to the cream sauce.
- Once thickened, taste and season with salt & ground pepper if needed.
- Serve warm on a biscuit or fresh bread with or without an egg 🥚, enjoy and cheers ☕!