Brown Butter Biscuits & Creamy Sausage Gravy

brown butter biscuits with creamy gravy

I've never really understood the appeal of biscuits & gravy. Out of all the things to eat for breakfast, it never seemed worthy to share the same head space as my waffle, french toast & fried egg breakfast food fantasies. Look at it!!! It's a plate of monotone.

I was reading this recipe in the current Food & Wine Magazine on my recent flight to Seattle and out of nowhere my mouth started watering. Ground turkey, chipotle peppers in adobo with sage?!?!!! I think the whole plane could hear me enthusiastically rip out the magazine page. The pilot should have turned on the fasten seat belt light!

Thanks to this recipe, I'm happy to report that I am now a fan of biscuits & gravy. Make a Facebook page, and I'd press LIKE in a split second.  The speckled bits of chipotle peppers give a nice spicy kick to the gravy. Monotone??!!! Who you callin' monotone?!! The sage makes the ground turkey taste like sausage and the milky gravy part?? Heaven. I might put some of the leftover gravy on top of brown rice for dinner tonight. Sounds good, huh?

Let's get started!

Take the ground turkey meat and brown it in some oil in a pan!

turkey browning

Chop up the chipotle peppers and gather your sage.

chipotle peppers & sage

Add the sage, chipotle peppers & flour to the meat. Stir.

cue the flour

Then add your milk with some salt and pepper and cook til it thickens!

cue the milk

Get a stack of those brown butter biscuits!

brown butter biscuits

Ladle gravy in a bowl and stick a biscuit (or two) in there!

biscuits & gravy Y'ALL

Top with chives....and instantly become a biscuit & gravy lover!

Creamy Sausage Gravy

(recipe from Food & Wine)

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons ground dried sage
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, plus more for garnish

In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the turkey; cook over moderately high heat, breaking it up, until browned, 5 minutes. Stir in the sage, chipotles, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and the flour; cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and simmer, stirring, until thick, 5 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of chives.

For the Brown Butter Biscuits, follow the recipe here!

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  • September 14, 2010

    I always thought biscuits and gravy looked gross (it's gray!), too, but I could really get into this recipe. I think the husband would be blown away if I made this. Now I wish I would have picked up the ground turkey on sale at Whole Foods last week!

    • September 14, 2010

      I bought the ground turkey at Whole Foods yesterday and took advantage of the sale! I froze a few lbs. Hooray for sales! And yes...hubby will love. Mine did! :)

  • September 15, 2010

    ooo- I saw that same thing and it caught my eye! Thanks for making it- now I must after seeing the pics!

    • September 16, 2010

      If you make the whole wheat biscuits in their recipe will you let me know how it goes? Casey wasn't keen on the idea of whole wheat biscuits so I passed!

  • Natalie C.
    September 17, 2010

    Tracy, these look delicious! I'm not a fan of biscuits and gravy but they are my husbands favorite.... never felt tempted to make them until I saw your post. Love the idea of chipotle in there... thanks as always for the inspiration!

  • September 19, 2010

    Hmm this sounds good! I wanna give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

  • September 27, 2010

    That sounds+looks so good! i will probably tryout the biscuits, since i love brown butter!!!

  • May 11, 2011

    This has me drooling too....

    • May 11, 2011

      I like it when you drool ;)

  • September 29, 2011

    I'm kinda sorta freaking out over this dish... I love Biscuits and Gravy... but it is not pretty to look at. You made it look pretty! And the addition of brown butter gets me very excited. I'm making this for Sunday Breakfast!

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