To prepare Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy, you’ll need the following ingredients:
For the Sausage:
- 1 pound ground pork sausage (mild or hot, depending on your preference)
For the Gravy:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk (you can use half-and-half for a richer gravy)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Biscuits (homemade or store-bought)
Here are the steps to make Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy:
- Cook the Sausage:
- Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the ground sausage to the skillet and break it apart with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks.
- Cook the sausage until it’s browned and crumbly, stirring occasionally. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove Excess Fat:
- Once the sausage is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Leave about 2-3 tablespoons of the sausage drippings in the skillet.
- Make the Gravy:
- Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle the flour over the remaining drippings in the skillet. Stir continuously to combine the flour with the drippings and cook for about 1-2 minutes. This will create a roux, which will thicken the gravy.
- Gradually pour in the milk while stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens and begins to simmer. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Be patient, as the gravy will continue to thicken as it simmers.
- Season the gravy with salt and black pepper to taste. Keep in mind that sausage can be quite salty, so taste before adding more salt.
- Combine with Sausage:
- Once the gravy has reached your desired consistency, return the cooked sausage to the skillet. Stir well to combine the sausage with the gravy. Allow it to heat through for a couple of minutes.
- Serve the sausage gravy over warm biscuits. You can split the biscuits in half and ladle the gravy over them.
- Serve your Pioneer Woman Sausage Gravy hot and enjoy your hearty breakfast or brunch!
Feel free to adjust the thickness of the gravy by adding more milk if it’s too thick or cooking it a bit longer if it’s too thin. This recipe is a classic comfort food dish that’s perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.