When I was in the South, I ate a lot of biscuits and gravy—in homes and in restaurants. Southerners do a great job with biscuits and gravy.
In many classic Southern kitchens, biscuits are a near-daily affair. And if there is leftover meat or ground meat that needs to be cooked, it ends up as biscuits and gravy. I miss those Southern biscuits and gravy.
Here’s how to do biscuits and gravy easier than ever. What follows is a classic recipe, hot biscuits and a rich, meaty gravy made with a white sauce, a milk gravy.
The Quickest, Easiest Way to Make Biscuits and Gravy
Using a mix for both the biscuits and gravy, you can have Southern-style biscuits and gravy on the table in fifteen minutes. No matter what you’re having breakfast, make it better with biscuits and gravy.
Make biscuits the easy way
The easiest, quickest way to make Southern-style biscuits is with a just-add-water biscuit mix. Our biscuit mix makes fine, tall Southern-style buttermilk biscuits.
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Make gravy the easy way
The easiest way to make the gravy is with a restaurant-style Country Gravy Mix. This is a bulk gravy mix, exactly what restaurants use. Use measure out what you need and make it on the stovetop. If you have a pan with drippings in it, make it right in that pan. You’ll have fine country gravy in minutes.
Can I make the gravy without cooking meat?
Yes! If you are making your gravy from a mix, you don’t have to cook meat.
And sometimes, if you are serving chicken fried steak or ham, you don’t have any dripping sot make gravy with. Then you need a Country Gravy Mix.
Variations on a Theme: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
My mother used to make country gravy (which is just a milk gravy) and add leftover turkey or chicken plus veggies to make Turkey a la King over biscuits. It was more of a lunch or dinner dish.
For the veggies, she would always use peas, carrots, and sautéed onion and celery. She would rummage through her cupboard to find herbs to add, like rosemary, marjoram, or thyme.
I’ll make the same with crab or tuna and maybe add a little dill. You could also add crumbled fried bacon or diced ham to your gravy instead.
Make Biscuits without Turning on the Oven
Make flat iron biscuits!
Flat iron biscuits are great buttermilk biscuits made on the stovetop. They’ll work just fine for biscuits and gravy without waiting for the oven to heat.
We’ve got a flat iron biscuit mix to make it even easier for you. No turning on the oven or extra work necessary; just add the water to the mix and make your biscuits on the stove. You’ll have delicious biscuits and gravy in no time.
Classic Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
- 8 to 10 biscuits (you can use your favorite recipe or one of our just-add-water mixes)
- 1/2 pound ground beef, ground pork, or breakfast sausage
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3 cups milk
- Salt and pepper
- Sauté the ground meat until it is cooked. Drain it and set it aside on a platter reserving two tablespoons of the grease.
- Add the butter and two tablespoons of grease back to the pan and set the heat to medium.When the butter is melted, add the flour a little at a time while whisking until a paste is formed.
- Add the milk a little at a time, continuing to whisk to achieve a smooth gravy. Add the meat. Cook until it becomes bubbly and thick. Season with salt and pepper. You should now have a thick, smooth gravy.
Split the biscuits in half and spoon the gravy over them. Serve immediately.
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