BBQ Challenge Biscuits and Gravy - Lots of Qview

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by bbq engineer, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is my entry into this weekend's BBQ Challenge...I love biscuits and gravy, and I haven't made homemade buttermilk biscuits for at least a year, so I think this qualifies. The sausage gravy is made with a naked fattie which really adds some depth to the sausage gravy.

    I got a fattie smoking while I assembled the ingredients for the biscuits.

    I cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter

    I assembled the biscuits and got them on a baking stone. After this I put a pat of butter on each one which melts and coats each biscuit with buttery goodness!

    Fattie is done...smoked with Pecan and Cherry this morning.

    Dice it up and throw it in the skillet with 4 Tablespoons of flour. Stir it around and let the flour brown up a bit in the fat from the sausage.

    Add about 2 1/2 cups of milk, and the appropriate spices.

    Here are the spices that I use. I'm a "pinch of this and a dab of that guy", so just go by taste.

    Heat it up until it boils...flour doesn't reach it's maximum thickening power until it boils.

    Biscuits are done...nice and crusty with a buttery / buttermilk taste!

    Split the biscuits open and cover generously with Sausage Gravy....Freakin' Yum!

    Usually I just use some refrigerator biscuits, and I honestly can't tell you why. The biscuits are easy to make, and blow the doors off of anything that Pilsbury can put in a can. After this plate, I had biscuits with (more) butter and strawberry preserves...then I just picked at the crusty parts of a biscuit...somebody get these away from me or I will eat the whole batch! Looks like the rest of the day is going to be spent on the treadmill!

    Hope you enjoyed my Biscuits and Sausage Fattie Gravy Breakfast.

    BBQ Eng.
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I could eat a chitload of that right there. very nice.Awesome directions and recipe![​IMG]
  3. Very nice!!
  4. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Wow, my wife just put that on my to do list LOL. Man it looks delicious! I haven't had bisquits & gravy in a couple of years and that was at a diner. Nice pics and POINTS to you for chalking another one up on my to-do list.

  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow! That just made my to do soon list!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  6. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    holy $#%^ - pardon my *&^#$%* french but that looks so [email protected]#^%$* good i am slobbering all over the ^%$%^&* screen ~ you are the #@$%*&^ king of biscuits and gravy, engineer!
  7. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I could get fat off of those!

    Did I mention that I love biscuits and gravy?

    Point for the Qview and participating

    Oops says I need to spread the wealth in points! Looks like I'll have to come back later.
  8. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sorry, engineer - i'm from way up north - would you mind posting yur recipe for those tasty-looking biscuits?
  9. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking stuff BBQE. Know I am out already after this. My plain old smoked chicken will not even come close.
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those biscuits with sausage gravy look delicious! It is my favorite breakfast. [​IMG]

    I can't make a good biscuit to save my life [​IMG] mind posting your recipe? Please?
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Yum, yum, YUMMY looking!
    I know this is a family forum so I couldn't express myself the way I am doing outloud because there are a LOT of non-kid friendly words flying over how good that looks.
    Next time I do fatties I am going to do a few extra specifically for sausage and gravy.
    Great job!
  12. That is some great lookin' chow. Wish I could make gravy like that. My wife will only eat it made out of bacon drippings, flour, milk, salt and pepper cause that is the way her "Daddy used to make it" Thanks for the view
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bacon drippings, that reminds me that the traditional way of making is with the drippings to form the roux. I wonder if collecting the drippings from smoke pork belly would work? Not like preserved pork fats can't sit around for almost forever. That way not only would the gravy have flavor from the sausage but should have that salty, smokey underlying taste from the drippings.
  14. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the kind words...I am more than happy to list my recipe. My mom taught me how to make these, so I wrote it down and hopefully haven't lost anything in the translation from my head to your screen.

    Buttermilk Biscuits

    2 Cups self rising flour (you have to use self rising flour)
    5 Tablespoons Shortening
    1 Cup Buttermilk + a tablespoon or two

    Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender or a fork. The flour will be crumbly afterward.

    Make a depression in the flour at the side of the bowl, and pour in a small amount of buttermilk. Lightly work the flour mixture into the buttermilk until it is absorbed by the flour that surrounds the depression. Repeat this around the bowl until all of the buttermilk is gone and the flour is wet. Don’t go crazy and flat out stir the mixture.

    If you have extra flour at the bottom of the bowl that is not incorporated or wet, add a few extra tablespoons of buttermilk to get it damp as well.

    Spoon out a biscuit sized piece of the dough, and roughly form it. Dust / coat in self rising flour. Put it on your greased baking dish. Repeat for the rest of your dough. I usually get about a dozen biscuits.

    Put a pat of butter on top of each biscuit

    Cook at 450 until golden brown ~15-18 minutes.

    BBQ Eng.
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, that is some good looking chow... always used to small bits of sausage or meat in Southern gravy, but that is a nice turn! Congtratulations on the meal and thanks for sharing!
  16. cigarbque

    cigarbque Smoke Blower

    Bravo! Points to you. Thanks for the QVIEW.
  17. oneeye

    oneeye Fire Starter

    Looks good! When I make bisquits I use bacon grease instead of shortening. Makes the Dr. mad but tastes so good.[​IMG]
  18. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Looks mighty tasty. I might have to try that tomorrow morning.
  19. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great post !!!!!
  20. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice job!!

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