RECIPE | Creamy Cocoa Sausage Gravy
A sweet spin on a classic
November 18, 2020 ● 2 min read
Yield: about 5 1/2 cups, or about 10 (1/2-cup) servings)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 package Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage
1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sorghum molasses
1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Buttermilk biscuits, for serving
Melt butter in a large frying or cast iron pan over medium heat. Add the Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage and cook, stirring frequently, 8 to 10 minutes until browned and cooked through. Pour through a strainer set over a bowl.
Return all the strained fat to the pan. Add onions and sauté over medium heat about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute.
Stir in flour and cook, stirring often, 5-7 minutes or until a light, golden, sandy color. Meanwhile, heat up milk and coffee in a medium saucepan over medium heat until warm to the touch.
Add cocoa, sorghum, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, and nutmeg, and whisk to combine.
Serve over buttermilk biscuits.