Michael’s Biscuits and Gravy

May 4, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Michael Shebib, Haldimand Norfolk Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.

The recipe I chose has comfort in mind, after all who doesn’t need a little comfort at times like these. For those who have been to the southern US, I am sure you can attest this is a well-known favorite. I have added the simplest recipe I could find for biscuits and gravy. It can be very filling so feel free to adjust the portion size accordingly. I am certain that the recipe can also be adapted for those that do not eat meat.

Prep time 10 mins

Cook time 20mins

Serves 4 people


One package of store bough biscuits (the prepackaged type)

1 Lb. breakfast sausage

1/3 cup of flower

1/2 Tsb of salt

1    Tsb black pepper

3 cups of milk (butter milk optional)


Cook biscuits in oven according to package directions

  1. In a skillet, brown the sausage meat, making sure to crumble and break apart the sausage meat with a wooden spoon so that they are small chunks.
  2. Once the sausage is cooked through, stir in the flour, salt, and pepper, making sure there are no clumps of flour.
  3. Whisk in the milk so that the flour is dissolved in the milk.
  4. Lower heat to a simmer and continue to cook as the gravy thickens. If the gravy is too thick, stir in some extra milk until it reaches desired consistency.
  5. Spoon sausage gravy on some freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.


    While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

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