Fennel and Black Pepper Beef Gravy

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

25 Minutes

Serves:

4 Servings

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

Ingredients


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (sub: ½ tsp table salt)

  • 1 teaspoon ground  black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried, cracked fennel seed 

  • 2 teaspoons dried sage 

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (sub: Italian seasoning)

  • 1 teaspoon ground  black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)

  • 1 pound ground beef (Pre Brands is my fave!)

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • 8 biscuits (canned or scratch, optional)

  • Garnish: Fried sage leaves

Preparation

Step 1


Measure and mix all seasonings together and set aside.



Step 2


Brown ground beef over medium-high heat in a large skillet or Dutch oven, 8-10 minutes.



Step 3


Add seasoning blend and stir to distribute and toast spices 1-2 minutes.



Step 4

Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle flour over the beef. Stir to toast for 1 minute.


Step 5

Add milk in ½-1 cup increments and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 2-5 minutes. Add more milk, as needed, to desired consistency. Serve with fresh biscuits.


Step 6

To create a Biscuits & Gravy Skillet, complete gravy through step five and top with raw biscuits. Place in a 425° oven, and bake until biscuits are toasty brown and baked throughout - appx 12-15 minutes.