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Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy Recipe

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Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy Recipe

Introduction

Biscuits and gravy is a classic comfort food that holds a special place in many people’s hearts, especially in the Southern United States. While the traditional recipe features a creamy sausage gravy, this version introduces a delightful twist by using spicy chorizo. The rich, flavorful chorizo gravy pairs perfectly with fluffy, buttery biscuits, creating a satisfying and hearty meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day.

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Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3/4 cup whole milk

For the Chorizo Gravy:

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  • 1 pound fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Biscuits

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  3. Cut in the Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The butter should be pea-sized.
  4. Add Milk: Gradually pour in the milk, stirring with a fork until the dough begins to come together. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough biscuits.
  5. Knead the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times until it comes together into a cohesive ball. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle.
  6. Cut Out Biscuits: Use a round biscuit cutter or a glass to cut out biscuits from the dough. Press straight down without twisting to ensure the biscuits rise evenly. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake: Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly on a wire rack.

Step 2: Prepare the Chorizo Gravy

  1. Cook the Chorizo: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chorizo sausage, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Continue cooking until the sausage is browned and fully cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Make a Roux: Sprinkle the flour over the cooked chorizo and stir to combine. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, allowing the flour to absorb the fat and cook slightly. This step is crucial for eliminating the raw flour taste.
  3. Add Milk: Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Season the Gravy: Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste. If you like a bit of extra heat and smokiness, add the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Stir well to combine.
  5. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the gravy simmer for a few more minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. If the gravy becomes too thick, you can add a splash of milk to reach your desired consistency.

Step 3: Assemble and Serve

  1. Split the Biscuits: Split the warm biscuits in half using a knife or simply pull them apart with your hands.
  2. Top with Gravy: Generously spoon the chorizo gravy over the biscuit halves.
  3. Garnish: If desired, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley over the top for a pop of color and added freshness.
  4. Serve: Serve the biscuits and chorizo gravy immediately while they are still warm.

Tips and Variations

  • Cheese Biscuits: For an extra indulgent touch, add 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the biscuit dough before adding the milk.
  • Herbed Biscuits: Incorporate fresh or dried herbs such as chives, thyme, or rosemary into the biscuit dough for added flavor.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the heat of the gravy to your preference. For a milder version, omit the cayenne pepper. For extra spice, add a dash of hot sauce.
  • Gravy Consistency: If your gravy is too thick, thin it out with a bit more milk. If it’s too thin, let it simmer a bit longer to reduce and thicken.
  • Storage and Reheating: Store any leftover biscuits and gravy separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat the biscuits in the oven and the gravy on the stovetop over low heat, adding a splash of milk to the gravy if needed.

Conclusion

Biscuits and chorizo gravy is a delicious twist on a classic dish that is sure to become a favorite. The combination of fluffy, buttery biscuits and the rich, spicy chorizo gravy creates a satisfying and comforting meal. Whether you’re serving it for a weekend brunch or a cozy dinner, this recipe is sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy the warm, hearty flavors of this dish, and don’t be surprised if it becomes a requested staple in your home.

Source: taoofspice.com

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Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy Recipe

Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy Recipe

Biscuits and gravy is a classic comfort food that holds a special place in many people's hearts, especially in the Southern United States. While the traditional recipe features a creamy sausage gravy, this version introduces a delightful twist by using spicy chorizo. The rich, flavorful chorizo gravy pairs perfectly with fluffy, buttery biscuits, creating a satisfying and hearty meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 biscuits (see notes)
  • 2 (9-ounce) tubes Cacique pork chorizo
  • 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare biscuits according to package instructions or your preferred recipe.
  2. As soon as you put the biscuits in the oven, begin preparing the gravy. Heat a large sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chorizo. Use a spatula to break it apart, then add the onions, and cook for 7-minutes until the chorizo begins to brown.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for another minute, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the milk and simmer for 5-7minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
  5. Ladle the chorizo gravy over biscuits, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve warm.
  6. Storage: Leftover chorizo gravy should be refrigerated in an airtight container. It will keep for up to four days.

Notes

I highly suggest you prepare homemade biscuits because it's not hard to do and nor is it time-consuming. And let's face it, fresh, made from scratch biscuits just taste better. You may use your favorite recipe or look below for my recipe for green chile biscuits which are what I use. If you're in a pinch for time or simply don't feel like messing with it, you could certainly use store-bought biscuits.

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