Biscuits and Breakfast Gravy Recipe

I originally got a great breakfast gravy recipe from Janice Rice-Howd. It is absolutely delicious. Then I modified it, a bit, to reduce the impact to my cholesterol.
Use this recipe at your own risk. It is addictive!


1/2 Package Jimmy Dean pork sausage
1 small onion or half of a regular sized onion, finely diced
2 Tbsp butter, or enough to properly sauté the onion
1/4 C Flour
3 1/2 C Milk
Salt, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper to taste
Biscuits – They work at 10,000 feet
2 1/4 C flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1/3 C Butter or Shortening
1 C Milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.Bicuits
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. Cut in butter or shortening until it is like course crumbs.
  4. Add milk to the mix, working it in, gently.
  5. Pour out mixture to a floured table and kneed, gently, a few times.
  6. Pat out the mixture then fold it over.
  7. Cut out the biscuits and place on greased/buttered pan or non-stick baking pan.
  8. Cook 13-15 minutes.
  9. Optional, brush tops with butter.


  1. Cook the sausage. Remove sausage from the pan and drain away the fat
  2. Melt the butter in the pan and add onions. Cook until translucent.
  3. Mix the flour and 1 C of the Milk.
  4. Add the flour/milk mixture and the sausage to the onions. Mix in the pan.
  5. Add the rest of the milk, slowly, and stir it in.
  6. Add seasoning to taste.
  7. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.


Instead of biscuits, you can use hash browns or breakfast potatoes.

Thinking Ahead

If you plan on making this on a regular basis, and you will after having it once, then you might want to prep some of the stuff in advance and put it in the freezer. For example, cook up the package of sausage, then divide it up and freeze it. You can also sauté some onion and put it in baggies in the freezer. I will put cooked sausage and onion in a baggie in the freezer. It saves lots of time when you are hungry.

Now imagine, you wake up and say, “Yeah, it is a breakfast sausage day.” So you put the frozen sausage and onion in some hot water to thaw, and get the biscuits ready, but don’t put them in the oven. You can jump in the shower, and get ready for the day. Then, after showering, you can finish making breakfast.

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