Big Bo is our mother. Caleb, Suzette’s son started calling her Bo when he was a little boy. Suz and I added BIG to Bo and thats how the name came to be. Big Bo made this for us when we were growing up and we love it. This is a very hearty breakfast and we recommend making this on lazy Sunday mornings when you have little to nothing to do. It’s great served with a fried egg on top. You can make your own biscuits or use the frozen ones from the market. This recipe can be easily modified to reduce some of the fat and calories. Use turkey sausage instead of pork, use 2% milk in place of half and half, omit the butter and use wheat toast instead of the biscuits. It’s still really yummy.
Big Bo’s Sausage Gravy
1 pound bulk breakfast pork sausage
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
How it’s done-
Get your large skillet out and brown your sausage over medium heat. Add your garlic close to the end of browning and continue cooking until sausage is done and garlic is fragrant. Be careful not to burn your garlic. Now, you can drain some of the grease off of the sausage if you want to. You have to have some grease to make the gravy. We do not drain the grease. It’s your call. Next you want to sprinkle the sausage with the flour and stir until flour is mixed in good with your meat. Increase your heat and slowly add half and half. Stir and cook until gravy thickens up. Taste it, does it need salt and pepper? If so, do it. Reduce your heat and add your butter. Split your biscuits and ladle that yummy sausage gravy on your biscuits. Put you a fried egg on top(if you want) enjoy, return to bed and watch some good Sunday morning TV. The gravy is also great on buttered toast or grits.