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Sausage Gravy Stuffed Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • For the biscuits:
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • a pizza cutter
  • For the sausage gravy:
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to garnish optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  • Using your fingers, work the shortening in with the flour in a large bowl until the flour appears crumbly, about the size of little peas. Stir in the buttermilk with a wooden spoon. Lightly dust your counter top with flour.
  • Pat the dough down into a neat rectangle – no reason to do any kneading really. Using a pizza cutter, slice the biscuits into 8 squares. Lightly dust your hands with flour, and flatten each biscuit. Press them into each muffin cup. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the sausage gravy. Brown the sausage in a large skillet until done. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a paper towel lined plate. Turn the heat to medium, and add in 1 tablespoon of butter. Melt. Whisk in 1/4 cup of flour, & let cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, a little at a time, and cook until thickened.
  • Spoon the sausage gravy into the biscuits, making a mound of gravy in the middle. Return to the oven on 500 degrees for an additional 3 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes if desired.