Sausage gravy was a very popular Southern breakfast dish in the U.S. Sausage gravy is traditionally served as part of the dish “biscuits and gravy”. It has been known that this dish was first created during the Revolutionary War. It was a hearty, high-calorie meal and affordable to make. Many types of meat were used. By cooking the meat, the fat was rendered. Next, a roux was made with flour and milk, making a thick gravy. Some seasonings were added making it slightly spicy. The gravy was then poured over the top of biscuits or toast, making this dish a very inexpensive way to serve someone.
I had fun creating my version of Sausage Gravy. Many recipes called for ground pork, onion powder, and garlic powder. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot choose to make this simple version. When no time allows, I always reach for “quick and easy”.
In my recipe, I used seasoned ground pork with brown sugar and sage. (You can find this seasoned pork in your grocery store, in the bacon or hot dog isle). This allowed for the additional flavor in my gravy. I also used fresh sweet onion and garlic. Maybe it took an extra few minutes to prepare, but it was definitely worth the effort. I also added a bit of paprika, which made this gravy “POP”.
Instead of a heavy biscuit, I served this gravy with toast. I found the “New” Three Bakers Golden Flax (larger loaf) was just perfect. The toast was perfect, not too heavy like a biscuit would be. I was able to serve a variety of different breakfast items to accompany this dish, making it a very memorable time for the whole family.
Gluten Free Father’s Day Meal Idea
Breakfast Sausage Gravy
- 1 TBS cooking oil
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 tsp garlic, chopped
- 1 lb Pork sausage meat, ground ( sage and brown sugar)
- 1/3 cup flour ( I used gluten-free)
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp coarse pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Three Bakers Golden Flax Bread
- In a medium-size skillet, heat oil on medium/high heat. Add onions. Cook until soft. Add garlic, stir and cook for an additional 1 minute.
- Add meat and cook until brown, chop with a spoon or spatula into small pieces.
- Sprinkle flour over the top of cooked meat. Stir to let dissolved. Cook for 2-3 mins.
- Add milk and stir. Cook for 5 mins or until thickens. Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir.
- Serve over toasted Three Bakers Golden Flax Bread.