Tonight’s Dinner: Sausage & Gravy on Biscuits

I love this meal because it’s fast and can almost always be made with ingredients on hand if you have some sausage in your freezer. I crumble, saute, and drain sausage in advance, then freeze it in small and large freezer bags. The small ones come out on a weekend to add to breakfast, or get tossed in a soup for some extra flavor, or can be used for a quick pizza topping. The large ones can be used for sausage gravy or as a main pasta dish.

Sausage Gravy with Biscuits
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds crumbled sausage, cooked
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 3-4 cups milk
  4. salt
  5. pepper
  6. refrigerated, frozen, or homemade biscuits
Instructions
  1. Add sausage to a pan and cover with the flour. Stir and saute for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in milk. You can adjust the amount of milk as the the gravy thickens. To thin it out, simply add a little more milk at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over warm biscuits.
Notes
  1. In my opinion, this dish needs a liberal amount of freshly cracked black pepper!
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Sausage-Apple Cornbread

Here’s a recipe that I made when my children were younger.  Recently my husband recalled and requested the meal.  What a perfect suggestion for the fall!

 

Sausage-Apple Cornbread
Sausage, apples, and thyme top this delicious cornbread!
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 small red onion, diced
  2. 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
  3. 1.5 lbs sausages
  4. 1T olive oi
  5. 1/2t thyme
  6. 1c yellow corn meal
  7. 1/4c all-purpose flour
  8. 1T baking powder
  9. 1t salt
  10. 1 jalapeno pepper, diced {optional}
  11. 2 large eggs
  12. 8oz sour cream
  13. 8.5 oz creamed corn
  14. 1.5c grated cheddar cheese, separated
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute the onion in olive oil.
  3. Add the sausage, breaking up as you cook it. When cooked through, add the apples and thyme.
  4. In a bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. In another bowl whisk eggs, sour cream, creamed corn, 1 cup of the cheddar, and jalapeno.
  6. Add the dry cornmeal mixture to the wet ingredients and stir till just combined.
  7. Spread cornbread mixture into a greased 9" cast iron skillet. Top with the sausage mixture, then the remaining cup of cheddar.
  8. Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 45 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serve with a fancy green salad.
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine ~ August '99, p.74
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine ~ August '99, p.74
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