Biscuits and Gravy
If you’re going to bake at ManBQue, you’d best have something amazing planned. People do not come to ManBQue thinking “fluffy homestyle biscuits,” because we’re ManBQue, not Pillsbury commercial reenactors. But damn if Carlos “Oooh, look at me, I’m a Packer fan. Blerrrrghhh,” Salgado didn’t bring it with a tin of biscuits and a cast iron pot full of bubbling scratch-made sausage gravy. The man can cook, despite his football fandom handicap. It’s about the perfect thing to make at an NFL tailgate with a noon kickoff. And now you can replicate his success.
Should you want a pan of fresh biscuits, an easy, delicious, ManBQue approved recipe for biscuits can be found
Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
By November 9, 2012Published:
If you're going to bake at ManBQue, you'd best have something amazing planned. People do not come to ManBQue thinking "fluffy …
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon
- 2 lb breakfast sausage removed from casing
- 4 tbsp butter (plus another 2 tbsp)
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 cayenne pepper
- 8 homestyle buttermilk biscuits (scratch or store-brought)
- Heat the grill to medium (around 375) and place a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven on the grate.
- Add the bacon and sausage and cook down until the bacon has rendered and the sausage has browned. Remove from the skillet and let drain on paper towels.
- Add the onion and let cook in the bacon/sausage fat for five minutes, until soft and translucent.
- Remove the onions and add the butter. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour a little at a time, until smoothly incorporated. Congratulations, you now have a roux. Let it cook until lightly browned (seriously, lightly - you're not making gumbo) and return the onions and meat to the pot.
- Add the milk a half-cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Add your seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. Let simmer for 20 minutes and adjust seasoning and consistency with salt and additional milk, if necessary. Finish the gravy by stirring in the final 2 tbsp butter.
- Split biscuits and pour gravy over. Enjoy in moderation. Or, alternately, bust out the sweatpants.