So did you ever have one of those weeks? You know the thing. That day where you wake up late and then the Starbucks dude gets your order really wrong leaving you with a cup of really expensive yet undrinkable liquid that you just stare at whilst you sit in the biggest traffic jam since cars were invented as the needle on your gas gauges sinks ever lower past E. Yup one of those days…times 5!!! I swear without going into detail, or calling specific folks out (I’m ever so tempted…), every day of that week kept getting slightly more irritating than the previous for both the husband and myself. Yup, it wasn’t just one of us who was suffering a misalignment of the stars, both of us were. So I knew that once the weekend arrived (and boy did it ever take its sweet time showing up) I would have to start it off with some seriously delicious comfort food to give us both a much-needed attitude adjustment. For those of you who have been following me, you know I just told you about some Maple Bacon Biscuits which could stop you dead in your tracks. Those were actually just the first part in operation “forget the past week ever existed”. This week was soo annoying that biscuits, not even those little treasures, couldn’t perk us up all on their own. So what was a girl to do? Well, I reached for the booze of course. A big old bottle of beer to be specific. And the bit I didn’t chug right away (I sure did…morning time be damned. It had to be after 5 some where…), I poured into the unbelievable creamy spicy batch of Sausage Gravy that I was cooking up to grace those lovely biscuits. Biscuits & Gravy.
Wait….Maple Bacon Biscuits & Beer Sausage Gravy! Yup…that was the kind of dreadful week we had, only a combo of pork products, biscuits, gravy & beer could take its sting away. And you know…it pretty much worked. At least we cared less about it all during the time it took us to savour every delicious bite. I think we may have even licked our plates clean! So if you’re ever in need of some serious stick to your ribs, down home style comfort food, look no further. You’ll be feeling right in no time with a big old plate of Biscuits with Beer Sausage Gravy.
Beer Sausage Gravy
recipe slightly adapted from: The Owl with the Goblet
- 1 pound country-style sausage
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup beer
- 3 1/2 cups milk ( at least 2% or whole)
- 1 teaspoon “extra special sausage gravy seasoning” (recipe listed below)
- 3 -4 sprigs of fresh thyme (leaves only)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 8 -9 Biscuits of your choice ( I seriously recommend those Maple Bacon Biscuits I just told you about)
Place a large frying pan on the stove over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned. With a slotted spoon, remove sausage from the pan and set aside. Keep grease in the pan and add the butter and allow it to melts. Slowly add the flour, stirring the whole time until a smooth paste forms. Increase heat to high, add beer slowly, whisking continuously. Continue whisking and add milk. Keep stirring until all lumps are gone. Continue cooking over high heat and bring gravy to a boil. This will thicken it up a bit.
Reduce heat to low and add fresh thyme, seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if desired for a kick). Taste gravy and season with more salt or pepper if needed. Add sausage back to pan and stir until well incorporated. Keep warm over low heat and serve over or on the side of the biscuits.
Extra-Special Gravy Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon roasted garlic powder
Mix all of the spices together. Store excess spice for use the next time you need a little biscuits and gravy comfort!
Beer Sausage Gravy brought to you by: Runcible Eats (https://leaandjay.com)