Bacon Grease Country Gravy Recipe

Every now and then, we need some comfort in our lives. While you may think of comfort food as mainly dinner staples, like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, or chicken and waffles, let's not forget about comforting meals served at breakfast. Recipe developer, Erin Johnson, brings us this recipe for bacon grease country gravy.

Johnson says "Country gravy is a breakfast comfort food staple that feels indulgent, but is fast and easy." This recipe comes together in under 20 minutes, so it's possible to serve this up on busy weekday mornings. Just think of the morning superhero you would be if you whipped this up on a Monday morning. Not sure what to serve this with? Let's be honest, it will be delicious on anything, but Johnson notes, "I like to serve this over biscuits, but [it] is also delicious over toast, scrambled eggs, or home fries." Keep reading to find out how to make this easy breakfast dish. 

Gather your ingredients for country gravy with bacon grease

To make this bacon grease country gravy, you can start by gathering the ingredients. For this recipe, you will need bacon grease, flour, milk, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Combine the bacon grease and flour

The key ingredient in this recipe is, you guessed it, bacon grease. If you are like Johnson, you typically have some lying around. She says "I usually cook bacon in the oven, and reserve the drippings. You can also fry bacon in the skillet you intend to use for the gravy." However, Johnson says "If you don't have or want to use bacon grease, you can substitute butter." Whatever source of fat you use, add it to a large skillet to warm up, before sprinkling in the flour. Stir this mixture well, allowing it to cook for about 3 minutes.

Create a roux, season, and serve

Then, add the milk, creating a roux. Make sure to stir it constantly to avoid creating any lumps. Allow the roux to cook, and thicken for about 5 minutes.

Lastly, stir in the seasoning. Johnson states, "The exact amount of salt you will need varies on how salty your bacon was. Start with ½ teaspoon, and add more to taste." Don't forget to add in the pepper and cayenne for a touch of heat. Johnson notes "This is best eaten immediately," so don't wait. 

Bacon Grease Country Gravy Recipe
5 from 24 ratings
Enjoy the comforting taste of biscuits and gravy any day of the week with this bacon grease county gravy recipe.
Prep Time
Cook Time
biscuits and gravy on plate
Total time: 15 minutes
  • ¼ cup bacon grease
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  1. Heat the bacon grease in a skillet, until it's partially melted. Add the flour, stirring well to combine. Allow it to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken.
  2. Add the milk, stirring constantly to get rid of any lumps. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the gravy thickens.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, and cayenne, stirring well. Add more salt to taste, then serve immediately.
Calories per Serving 226
Total Fat 16.9 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 24.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Total Sugars 7.9 g
Sodium 336.3 mg
Protein 4.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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