Spicy Sausage Gravy

For full post with more info on sausage used, see the blog post.

A quick gravy that you can have for breakfast or dinner. Serve it over biscuits, rice, polenta, instant cornmeal packets, instant oatmeal, mashed potatoes….even rolls. B&G (Biscuits & Gravy!) doesn’t have to be hard to make, the easiest way is to pack in baked biscuits and have it that night or the next morning. But I digress, instead of biscuits I tried it out on a bed of rice. It was most satisfying. And while spicy, it wasn’t that spicy. In fact, I am more than sure that many of you would be sprinkling on the hot sauce. My husband would.

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Spicy Sausage Gravy Pack in a snack bag:

  • 1/3 cup dry milk
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp onion powder (toasted is even better)
  • ½ tsp rubbed or ground sage
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

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Directions: Thinly slice sausage pieces and set aside. Add 1 cup water and oil to a non-stick small pot (a .9 to 1.3 liter pot works well), preferably HAA (Hard Anodized Aluminum). Do NOT use untreated thin Titanium or you will burn the sauce. Using a or a small silicone spatula, dissolve the powder mix in. Add in sausage and heat to boiling over a low flame, stirring constantly till thick. Take off stove, taste for salt. Notes: 2 sticks of the sausage is a serving and contains 390 mg sodium. The gravy needs a small pinch of salt with this. If you prefer a heartier serving of sausage, use 4 sticks and you won’t need salt (most likely that is!). I served the gravy over 1 cup instant rice. Instant rice is of course simple to make FBC. 1 cup boiling water to 1 cup instant rice, seal bag, in a cozy, for 15 minutes. How many does this serve? 1 to 2, depending on your appetite. It makes enough gravy to easily cover 2 large biscuits or 4 normal ones, meaning you can serve 1-2 people easily.

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