Down-Home Country Breakfast Gravy


My father's aunt used to make this gravy for breakfast every time we came to visit. It has been a staple in our family for as long as I can remember. I have tweaked it a little to suit my husband's taste but for me it's still the brown breakfast gravy I grew up with. Serve over warm biscuits.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • salt to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle.

  2. Add flour to the bacon grease and stir until a paste forms. Cook and stir until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Gradually add evaporated milk and milk, stirring frequently. Add butter, sugar, pepper, and salt; continue to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.

Cook's Note:

If you don't want to add the bacon to the gravy, you can eat it on the side. This recipe can also be used with breakfast sausage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
19g Fat
22g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 472mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 288mg 22%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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