How To Make Sausage Gravy

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Create a perfect batch of homemade sausage gravy with this easy recipe. Once you make your own homemade gravy, you'll never go back to store-bought options again.

Step 1

Cook the sausage. Start off by frying about 1 pound of sausage in a skillet. Let the sausage cook until it is well done and begins to fall apart. Once it is done, remove the sausage from the skillet by using a spatula or slotted spoon to ensure that the grease remains in the skillet. However, you can leave a few crumbles of sausage in the skillet to give the gravy a meatier flavor.

Step 2

Leave the right amount of grease. Once the sausage has been removed, leave only about 2-3 tablespoons of grease in the skillet. If you just leave all the grease, the gravy will end up too heavy and greasy. Hard to believe that a gravy could be too heavy though, isn't it?

Step 3

Add the flour. With the skillet on medium heat, add 2 big ol' tablespoons of flour to the grease. Don't be shy about using heaping scoops in this recipe! Keep stirring the flour until it has turned a nice golden-brown color.

Step 4

Pour in the milk. Once the flour has browned out, pour in about 1 cup of milk. However, don't be afraid to mess with the amount of milk that you add, because milk really determines the consistency of the gravy. If you like thick gravy, add less milk; if you like thin gravy, add more milk. The power lies in you hands.

Step 5

Season the mixture. The sausage will provide most of the flavor in the gravy, but adding a little bit of salt and pepper at the end can only help.

A batch of homemade sausage gravy helps add a nice touch to many different meals. With this simple recipe, you can turn an ordinary dinner into a real country feast. Enjoy!


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