Biscuits with Sausage and Bacon Gravy

I'm not big on new years resolutions but I have been eating healthy throughout the week. Weekends are my days for indulgence and I have zero guilt about these bad boys. Enjoy!

Biscuits with Sausage and Bacon Gravy (serves 4-6)
Biscuit Recipe (adapted from Food.com)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons frozen butter
3/4 cup milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl then add salt. Grate the frozen butter on a large grate cheese grater. Use your hands to rub butter into flour a bit more. The mixture is done once the butter is about the size of a lentil.

Add the milk gradually, stirring as you go until the mixture just barely comes together. Turn out onto a clean and floured work surface. Gently bring the dough together so it is no longer crumbling(do not over work the dough it or it will lose its tenderness!). Using your hands, gently pat the dough into a 3/4 inch rectangle. Cut out your biscuits(I used a 3 inch biscuit cutter and got 6 biscuits). Place on a silicone mat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown.

Gravy Recipe:
2 slices of bacon, cut into small cubes
3 ounces of breakfast sausage
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add bacon pieces and breakfast sausage, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon. Once browned, add butter then flour. Whisk until the flour and fat come together. Let cook for about 30 seconds. Heat your milk and chicken stock in the microwave for about 1 minute. While whisking, slowly pour the liquid into the pan until a smooth mixture forms. Continue stirring until all of the lumps are gone. Cook over medium/low heat until the gravy is bubbling. Taste for salt and add pepper.

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