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Sweet Sausage Gravy

Aaron McCargo Jr.
Servings: 8
30 to 60 min

Gravy isn't just for dinner. It's great with breakfast also. Just try this sweet southern recipe.

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Sweet Sausage Gravy
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 pound Uncooked Sweet Italian Bulk Sausage
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1/2 Medium Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 Juice of Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook it, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until nearly cooked through and thoroughly broken up, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the mixture is soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir until the flour is absorbed
  • Add the milk and cook, stirring, to break up any lumps in the flour and keep the sausage from burning. When the milk simmers, cook, stirring, until the gravy boils.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for several minutes longer, stirring, until the gravy thickens. Stir in the cheese and parsley and serve.
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