Gravy Stuffed Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package breakfast sausage
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups milk
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cans large buttermilk biscuits (24 biscuits total)
  • 1 egg

Directions

Gravy

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and break apart with a spoon as it cooks. Cook thoroughly, about 8-10 minutes.

Leave the rendered fat drippings and the sausage in the skillet. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk for about 1 minute.

Pour in the milk and continue to whisk until it all comes to a slight boil. If it seems too incredibly thick, add in a bit more milk while whisking. Lower the heat to low and allow to simmer for a few minutes. The gravy will thicken up a lot during this time.

Season with salt and pepper.

Turn off the heat. Allow to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times during cooling.

Once mostly cooled, pour gravy into a gallon-size plastic bag. Let all of the air out and seal.

Place in freezer for about 30-60 minutes to firm up and almost freeze, about 45 minutes. It needs to be very thick and cold.

Filling the Biscuits

Preheat oven to 350° F.

While gravy is firming up in the freezer, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Whisk 1 egg with a splash of water in a small bowl. Set aside.

Line 12 of the biscuits up on the baking sheet.

Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, press into the center of each of the 12 biscuits, you're creating a "well."

Once the gravy is fully chilled, remove from freezer. Press all of the gravy to one corner of the bag, then snip off a large opening on one corner with scissors.

Squeeze a mound of gravy onto the center well of each biscuit, then top with another biscuit. Seal the biscuit dough up around the outside edges to fully trap in the gravy "mound." Do this by pinching the seams together tightly. Then, press the seal down a bit to even out the edges by "cupping" your hands around the biscuit. Do this by holding the biscuit in your hand and shaping as you would a meatball (just not quite as round). Keep working it until the seams appear well-sealed.

After you've made all of your biscuits, brush each one with the egg wash.

Do not allow biscuits to touch on the baking sheet.

Bake immediately at 350° F for about 15-17 minutes (on top rack in oven) or until biscuits are golden brown and no longer "doughy."

Note: You may not use all of the gravy. I had about a half of a cup left. Also, a couple of my biscuits did split a bit at the seams, but none of the filling leaked out. Just be sure to seal as tightly as possible before baking.

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