This Country Bacon Gravy with Easy Homemade Biscuits recipe is a twist on the classic country sausage gravy and biscuits. We used bacon instead!
COUNTRY BACON GRAVY WITH EASY HOMEMADE BISCUITS
What you need to make Country Bacon Gravy with Easy Homemade Biscuits:
For the gravy:
- 8 oz bacon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian blend seasoning
For the biscuits:
- 1 stick of cold butter, cubed
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
To make the biscuits, preheat the oven to 425. Start by adding the cold cubed butter to a food processor with one cup of flour. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add the remaining flour and all dry ingredients. Pulse again 3-4 times to combine.
Pour the biscuit mixture into a large bowl , gradually add the milk while stirring. Dough will be thick, but should not be dry and crumbly. If you need more milk, add 1 tablespoon at a time.
Once dough can be shaped into a ball, in the bowl without being sticky, it is the right consistency. Dust a hard, flat surface with flour and roll the dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut with circle cutters. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Our 4″ circle cutters made 8 biscuits.
To make the gravy, place bacon strips on sheet pan and bake in the oven on 425 until crispy, roughly chop and set aside.
Add butter to a skillet, heat on medium low until melted. Add the flour, stir until smooth. Add the bacon and seasonings.
Pour in the milk, increase heat to medium-high and whisk until combined.
Cook until gravy starts to thicken reduce to simmer.
Simmer for about 5 minutes. Spoon gravy over warm biscuits.
This would be awesome to make as a “breakfast for dinner” meal and this really is a nice change from sausage gravy. Homemade gravy can have a learning curve when making it, but don’t give up this one is worth it!