Homemade Sausage Gravy is so easy to make. The creamy gravy filled with sausage is the perfect topping for a home made biscuit!
Brown sausage in skillet, drain grease from pan. Remove sausage and place in small bowl. Lightly wipe out the pan with a paper towel.
Melt the butter in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the flour, and whisk in until the lumps disappear. Continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned.
Add salt, pepper and cayenne. Using a whisk, add in the milk, a cup at a time, whisking during each addition, letting the gravy thicken as the milk is added. If needed, lower temperature of stove. I usually add about 3 1/2 to 4 cups total, depending on how long the gravy sits on the stove before serving.
Add the cooked sausage to the gravy and heat through. Add more pepper or salt to taste.
Serve with home made biscuits, fried eggs and potatoes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add buttermilk all at once. Fold buttermilk and flour/shortening mixture together.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Gently pat out to about 3/4 to 1″ thick. Cut into circles with either a glass or biscuit cutter.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on middle rack in oven.