There’s nothing like warm, delicious comfort food to start your day off right. Let’s make some amazing buttermilk biscuits and scrumptious sausage gravy from scratch – using our home-canned food!
Using Home-Canned Meat
Meat is my absolute favorite food to can, hands down. It’s easy. It’s relatively quick. And it makes any meal SO. STINKING. FAST.
I tell you all about how to can meat in my course How to Can Food. But one of the biggest questions I got was how exactly do you use the meat? This recipe is part of a quick and dirty series I made for you about some of our favorite meals that feature my home-canned meat. This is stuff I make ALL. THE. TIME. Absolute household staples.
Enough chatter. Let’s get cooking!
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
It is a chilly, sleepy Saturday morning over here. We have a lot of work to do. And we need some good fuel to get us going. How do biscuits and gravy sound? We may not be in the deep south, but we sure do love this dish!
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Let’s start off by getting the biscuits prepared. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set out a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Now let’s assemble the ingredients.
Biscuit Ingredients (makes 6 biscuits):
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 Tbs unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
- 1 large egg
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
- Cut in cold butter until crumbly. You can do this with a pastry blender or your hands.
- In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and egg.
- Add milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a fork until just combined.
- Dump dough onto a well flowered surface. Fold over and press down 20 times.
- Pat dough into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick. Cut in to size biscuits.
- Place on baking sheet
- Bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
With our biscuits. in the oven, let’s whip up some sausage gravy! You need just a. few simple ingredients.
Sausage Gravy Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1 pint of mild italian sausage (or 1 pound of milk italian sausage)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk (can sub 1 cup water + 1 cup heavy cream)
- salt and pepper to taste
Sausage Gravy Directions:
- Remove the lid from your jar of sausage. You should hear a swoosh sound to indicate your seal was good. (alternatively, brown 1 pound of fresh sausage in a pan).
- Scoop sausage into a pan.
- Heat over medium high until the broth is bubbly.
- Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Add milk and stir well. Bring to a boil and boil until gravy thickens.
- Pour over hot biscuits. andserve.
Easy Biscuits and Gravy
We primarily eat this dish with biscuits. But in a pinch and if I want an even faster meal, I have served gravy over rolls, buns, and even sliced bread I already had. It turns out delicious every time.
We typically only make meals like this on the weekends. But I have to say, it’s a treat every time we do. If you’d like to learn how to can your meat so you can have fast, delicious meals like this, check out my new course How To Can Food. It’s your complete beginner’s guide to home canning. Let’s put up some food!
Using Home-Canned Meat
We have a few more recipes to go in this little series on using our home-canned meats. But hopefully, you can see why I am so stinking partial to them. I love good food, but I’m not going to spend an hour and a half making dinner every night.
If you’re feeling inspired by easy, home-cooked meals and think canning might be for you, go check out my course How to Can Food! I want you to experience the joy and ease of home-canned foods, and this is your complete guide to getting started!!