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biscuits and gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

A reliable, classic recipe for Biscuits and Gravy. Creamy, savory and oh so comforting this is a staple breakfast recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword biscuits and gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 601kcal


For the biscuits:

For the gravy:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick’s Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple seasoning optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more as needed
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or more to taste


  • To make the biscuits, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside. 
  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda, pulsing a few times to mix.Add the butter and pulse until it’s the size of small peas. Pour in the milk, pulsing, until incorporated. Pulse 5 more times, then transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Form dough into a ball, ensuring it is well mixed, sprinkling with flour as needed. Roll the dough out to 1 1/4-inch thick, then use a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to make 8 biscuits, re-kneading and re-rolling the scraps as necessary. 
  • Arrange the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the gravy: In a large bowl, combine the pork, brown sugar, maple seasoning (if using), salt, black pepper, sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, nutmeg and cayenne, stirring to thoroughly combine. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the pork mixture and cook, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula, until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the milk, increase the heat to medium high, to bubble and thicken gravy. Reduce heat immediately to bring to a gentle simmer, whisking to smooth any lumps, until completely thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more flour as needed to achieve desired consistency. Remove from the heat and stir in the maple syrup. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more maple syrup, salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Split the biscuits and arrange on plates. Spoon the gravy on top and serve.


Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3.1mg