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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