Biscuits and sausage gravy is a camping tradition that goes back to the beginning of time. With the right tools, this classic is easy to throw together in the morning before starting your day.
We’ve rated this recipe as EASY since all you have to do is brown some sausage, add flour, stir, add milk, then stir again. If you make homemade biscuits with it, then we would consider it moderate.
Making sausage gravy for biscuits is extremely easy. If you haven’t made it at your campsite before, don’t worry, anybody can throw it together in just a few minutes.
It’s even easier to make if you use a heat diffuser on your camp stove. This will make cooking the gravy at a low simmer much easier. Camp stoves are great for cooking at high temperatures, but most suffer when trying to cook at a low simmer. You can end up over-cooking your gravy or having your flame blow out.
If you want to make some homemade biscuits to go with it, try our easy dutch oven biscuits.
If you don’t want to make your biscuits from scratch, just bring a can of store-bought biscuits with you. Either way, you’ll need to have a dutch oven handy for cooking them.
If you don’t have a camping dutch oven or don’t want to have to make your own biscuits, you can buy already cooked biscuits from your local bakery to take along.
Just wrap them in foil and set them next to your campfire to heat up.
Sausage Gravy for Biscuits
- 1 lb. breakfast sausage
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- Morton's Kosher Salt – to taste
- biscuits – see notes below
Before You Leave Home
- Combine your flour and black pepper in a zip-top bag or resealable container.
At the Campsite
- Cook the breakfast sausage in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat until no longer pink. About 10 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and sprinkle the flour mixture over the sausage until it has been completely absorbed by the fat. About 3 minutes.
- Slowly stir in the milk, stirring constantly, and cook at a low simmer until it thickens. If it over thickens, stir in a little more milk until it reaches the correct consistency.
- Taste for salt and adjust, if necessary.