I’m getting into the swing of this blog thing (except pictures, I can’t remember to do those)! Every time I cook a meal I’m thinking, “what part of this meal would be good to share?”
Tonight, Amanda (Z’s girlfriend) wanted breakfast for dinner. We decided on eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, and homemade biscuits. What is a blogger to do? I know! Let’s make tomato gravy!
This recipe for tomato gravy belongs to my brother, Bill. It’s one of my two favorite recipes of his…the other is tacos! I *may* have eaten 9 the first time I had them but that’s another post.
I really do not have a recipe for this…so I’ll explain what I do and hope for the best!
I brown one pound of sausage and 12 oz. of bacon reserving the fat. The sausage and bacon are served with the meal HA!
To the reserved fat (probably 1/4 cup?) I crumble 2-3 pieces of the sausage, 1/4 cup of chopped bell peppers and 1/4 cup of onions. Bring to a medium high heat and cook until the veggies are tender.
Add 3 tablespoons of flour and cook for 3-4 minutes. Next, you will add 2.5 cups of milk, 1 teaspoon ground sage, salt, and lots of pepper. Bring this to a light boil and add up to 16 oz. of chopped tomatoes. I used home canned tomatoes that contained a lot of juice, so if you are using store brand canned tomatoes you might want to reduce the quantity. (Don’t you love my measurements?). It really is a matter of taste.
Let the gravy simmer for 10-15 minutes and serve over biscuits…oh my! I really hope Bill never sees this because he would be so disappointed. No matter how hard I try it is never as good as his, but it is DELICIOUS even with my feeble attempts!