By Montana Grant

Posted: August 30, 2020

We all have our favorite hearty breakfasts. For me, it has always been homemade Biscuits and Gravy. My Mountain Roots come from the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, where I was born. The Rocky Mountains have become my new home, but he flavors of the east blend well with the west.

The best part of this recipe is the simplicity. You only need a few ingredients and can put breakfast on the plate in a hurry. At a hunting or fishing camp, this breakfast is perfect.

My variation of classic Biscuits and Gravy includes some different flavors. You can make it ahead of time and freeze it in vacuum sealed bags. These bags can be boiled to heat the meal up without getting a pan dirty. You can also make scratch biscuits or prepare Bisquick drop biscuits. In a pinch, toasted English muffins, bread, or store-bought biscuits will also do the trick. This gravy is also delicious over fish, chicken. Pork, or…

Start with a pound of sausage. You can use a chub of sausage or work with whatever you have on hand. The Jimmy Dean Maple flavored sausage chubs are perfect. A mild spice is fine since not everyone prefers hot spice. The spice lovers can always add hot sauce or…

You need to brown the sausage. A diced onion doesn’t hurt. Once the sausage is cooked, add 2 cups of milk. Stir in ¼ Cup of flour and use a whisk to mix completely. I spice my gravy with Old Bay seafood seasoning. This eastern flavor is used with crabs and shrimp. The twang and spice add a nice zip to the bland gravy. Also add a shot glass of maple pancake syrup.

Allow the gravy to simmer and blend the flavors. Keep on low heat to avoid burning. You can play with the flour and milk to get he consistency you prefer. I like a thick gravy that sticks to the biscuits and your ribs. You can make the gravy in less than 10 minutes.

A Dutch Oven is also a perfect way to make this meal. Make the gravy in the Oven and then add biscuits onto the top. Close the lid and bake until the biscuits are browned.

You can tear toast or muffins into pieces, or simply place them in a bowl and add the gravy on top. The new Old Bay hot sauce is perfect for those that want more spice. The Maple syrup adds a nice sweetness. Try the leftover gravy on top of the dinner’s meatloaf!

This hearty breakfast will keep you warm and happy.

Montana Grant

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