How to make Bob Evans-style sausage gravy?

Introduction: What is Bob Evans-style sausage gravy?

Bob Evans is a popular restaurant chain that is known for its delicious breakfast dishes. One of the most popular items on their menu is their sausage gravy, which is a creamy and flavorful sauce that is served over biscuits. This gravy is made with sausage, milk, and a roux, which is a mixture of flour and fat that is used to thicken sauces. If you want to enjoy this delicious dish at home, you can easily make Bob Evans-style sausage gravy with just a few ingredients and some simple steps.

Ingredients needed for Bob Evans-style sausage gravy

To make Bob Evans-style sausage gravy, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground pork sausage
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Preparing the sausage

In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until it is browned and cooked through. Use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage into small pieces as it cooks. Once the sausage is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to a plate, leaving the fat in the skillet.

Step 2: Making the roux

Add the flour to the skillet with the sausage fat and whisk until it is smooth. Cook the flour for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until it is lightly browned and fragrant. This will create a roux, which will help thicken the gravy.

Step 3: Adding milk to the roux

Gradually pour the milk into the skillet, whisking constantly to combine it with the roux. Continue whisking until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken. This should take about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Cooking the gravy

Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook the gravy for another 5-10 minutes, whisking occasionally, until it has reached your desired consistency. If the gravy is too thick, you can add more milk as needed. Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5: Adding the cooked sausage

Once the gravy is cooked, add the cooked sausage to the skillet and stir to combine. Allow the sausage to heat through in the gravy for a few minutes before serving.

Tips for making the perfect Bob Evans-style sausage gravy

  • Use whole milk for the creamiest and richest gravy.
  • Be sure to cook the flour in the sausage fat for at least 2 minutes to ensure that the roux is fully cooked.
  • Whisk constantly when adding the milk to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste, but be careful not to overdo it as the sausage can be salty.

Serving suggestions for Bob Evans-style sausage gravy

Bob Evans-style sausage gravy is traditionally served over warm biscuits, but you can also serve it over mashed potatoes, toast, or even fried chicken.

How to store leftovers of Bob Evans-style sausage gravy

Leftover sausage gravy can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it up in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Conclusion: Enjoy your homemade Bob Evans-style sausage gravy!

Making Bob Evans-style sausage gravy at home is easy and delicious. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can recreate this classic breakfast dish in your own kitchen.

Bonus recipe: Bob Evans-style biscuits to serve with sausage gravy

To make biscuits that are similar to the ones served at Bob Evans, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk

To make the biscuits, preheat your oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the vegetable shortening with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the milk and stir until a dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently for about 30 seconds. Roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness and cut out biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Serve warm with the sausage gravy.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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