Simplyrecipes.com, Allrecipes.com and Pillsbury.com are three websites that offer step-by-step instructions for making easy, unbeatable or Southern-style biscuits and gravy. Each recipe comes with pictures to help you along the way.
Simplyrecipes.com provides a Southern spin on a breakfast favorite. While it is the most labor-intensive method of the three websites, it gives you an introduction explaining why this particular recipe is delicious and worth the time. It also discusses variations on the recipe, allowing you to have some creative liberty in the kitchen.
Simplyrecipes.com gives you directions on how to make the biscuits from scratch while the recipes from Allrecipes.com and Pillsbury.com use canned biscuits that help save on time. All three recipes recommend using pork sausage and flour as the main ingredients for the gravy. Each website contains forums so you can read other people's experiences with the recipes and how they have been successful in making them even more delicious.
Milk, pepper and salt are found in each method, but if you want something more complex, the Simplyrecipes.com recipe calls for other ingredients such as onion, nutmeg, poultry seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, bacon grease and Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper to liven up your biscuit and gravy experience.
Recipes for biscuit gravy include a sausage gravy recipe from MyRecipes.com and a bacon gravy recipe from Rachael Ray Magazine. Biscuit gravy recipes typically feature ingredients such as drippings, flour and milk.
To make the sausage gravy, fry 8 ounces of pork sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and crumble the sausage as you stir it around. When the meat is cooked through, retrieve the sausage and set it aside. Retain 1 tablespoon of the sausage drippings inside the skillet. Mix in 1/4 cup of flour, and whisk it diligently for one minute. Stir in 2 1/3 cups of milk, and continue to cook the mixture for another five minutes or until it reaches a desirable consistency. Return the sausage to the skillet, and season the gravy with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
To prepare the bacon gravy, chop three slices of bacon, and sauté the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until it turns crispy. Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the skillet, and stir in 3 tablespoons of flour to form a smooth roux. Pour in 1 cup each of chicken broth and milk. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Gently cook the mixture over medium-low heat for four minutes or until it reduces into a thick gravy.