Growing up in Nashville, I have fond memories of my family’s tradition of biscuits and slow-cooked gravy. This dish brings me back to the calm mornings looking out the window of our seven-acre farm home when I had no where to go and all the time in the world to relax. That feeling of comfort and happiness at home is exactly what my own family needed this weekend.
Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m sharing my authentic southern recipe. Outside the door of the well-known breakfast eateries in Nashville, lines go around the block, but nothing compares to a down-home, Tennessee homemade meal. This recipe is vegetarian, and my husband, children, and I enjoy it to this day, even though we aren’t vegetarian.
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small sweet onion
a package of MorningStar maple breakfast patties
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 stick of butter
Salt and pepper
1 can of frozen biscuits (any brand will do)
1 1/2 cups of water
Preheat the oven for your favorite brand of frozen biscuits. Any brand will do. Cook according to the directions on the package.
While the oven preheats, chop the onion, and season it with salt and pepper before sautéing it. Set the onion aside in a small bowl.
You can microwave the MorningStar maple breakfast patties, but they will taste better if you cook them in the saucepan. Use a fork and knife to chop up the breakfast patties, and set them aside.
Place the butter in a saucepan on the stovetop, and let it melt completely. When it has melted, add the flour. Cook the flour in the pan until it browns. Stir it frequently to help the flour and butter combine and to prevent it from burning. Add salt and pepper.
When the flour has browned, slowly add in the water 1/4 cup at a time. Stir the water and flour well to make sure it combines before adding in the next 1/4 cup. This will prevent clumps in the flour later on. Clumps can be mashed out with a spatula.
Allow the mixture to simmer and thicken before adding in the cream of mushroom soup. If the mixture if not thick enough, let it cook a while longer. If it is too thick, add in a bit more water.
Add in the onions and sausage. Season the gravy with plenty of pepper.
Take the biscuits out of the oven, and cut them in half. Ladle a generous portion of the gravy on top, and season it with pepper. Enjoy!
We could all use some comfort in these times. So grab another cup of coffee, and read more on Theresa’s Reviews! You can learn how our family is staying positive and keeping busy during these long days at home.