This is a no fail recipe taught to me last year by my friend/roommate. It is easy to remember too!
Pull out your Pillsbury Grand Biscuits from the freezer and start them baking in the oven. Once you're versed in making this recipe - everything will come together at the same time. When you first start brown the sausage first and get it draining and put the biscuits in while the butter is browning. They'll finish up after the gravy is done. Otherwise your gravy will scorch or you biscuits will burn.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 lb pork sausage (I like spicy)
salt and pepper to taste
Pull out your Pillsbury Grand Biscuits from the freezer and start them baking in the oven. Once you're versed in making this recipe - everything will come together at the same time. When you first start
Have your wooden spoon ready - it makes all the difference in the world to how this comes out.
Brown sausage in a skillet until it is crispy on the tips of some pieces (flavor). Drain in a colander in the sink over a piece of used foil with its edges upturned. (No fat down YOUR drain). One the fat cools, discard in trash or store for flavorig in another dish later.
Melt butter in a sauce pan. over medium heat, until bubbly and just about ready to pitch a "brown" fit. Add flour, stirring constantly. The mixture will be foamy and "gritty". Keep stirring so that roux never has a chance to settle and burn. Stir until the mixture is a light brown and has toasty or nutty scent. Keep stirring and pour in a little milk. The mixture will immediately clump. Keep stirring until smooth again. It will thicken quickly. Add some more milk again stirring contstantly until smooth and thicker. More milk. Smooth, thicker. Etc. Until all the milk is used. Let bubble, stirring constantly until the gravy is the desired thickness. Add sausage and stir until the sausage has rewarmed.
Collect the smiles.
This is one of those "planned" meals for dieters. You know you want it! Don't let it become a guilt session and don't a avoid it either. Plan soups and salads as light lunches and dinners the remainder of the day. Have one biscuit with a 1/3 cup of gravy and savor it. I promise the flavor of it all, after being "good" for so long, will fulfill your every fantasy. Remember ONE biscuit and ONE THIRD cup of gravy. Then clear the table and go for a walk.
And now for the math. Using skim milk 328 calories for the gravy (Using whole milk is only 340 calories) and 190 calories for the biscuit. About 520 calories for the meal.