Bacon Gravy




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I love bacon and hate to waste so bacon gravy lets me do both. I can get all the flavor of bacon and not have to throw out the bacon grease.

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Step 1: Ingredients

Black Pepper


Step 2: Cook Bacon

Cook some bacon. You will be using the grease from the bacon to create the gravy. Cook the bacon to the crispiness you like it and then remove from the skillet. Be sure to leave the grease. After cooking the bacon you can add any bacon grease you have left over from another bacon dish such as bacon toaster pastries

Step 3: Add the Milk

Set the heat to medium-high. Slowly add one cup of milk.

Step 4: Add the Dry Ingredients

Add flour a little at a time. Stir with your wisk. The amount you add depends on how much bacon grease you have. Just add until you have a nice color.

This is also when you can add some sugar. I only added a pinch.

Then add black pepper to taste.

Stir until the mixture boils. It will take on a creamy brown color.

Step 5: Serve or Store

You can add your gravy to biscuits, toast, or even as filling in a bacon toaster pastry . If you have any left over you can store it for a day or two.

NOTE: You can crumble bacon into the gravy. I like my bacon whole, but to each his own.

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    11 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    nice "ible" I make something very similar, just a couple of questions. 1. Why would you ever throw out gods elixir ? Like my grandmother I save every drop, unlike gram who kept hers in a can on the stove mine is in a jar in the refrigerator. 2. Why add the milk to the grease first? Anytime I make a gravy I start with a roux which is basically adding flour to fat (butter,oil,bacon grease,lard etc) and cook untilo the desired color and then add either the milk, stock or drippings

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I would not throw it out. I keep as much as possible. As for your second question...that is just how I have done it. Thanks for the comment.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    I thought you were a she, but it seems that you might be a he! Or on Twitter, there's an ehudwill that's a he.

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    8 years ago on Step 3

    With the two bacon recipes of yours I've read through so far, you must be the Great Bacon Cook! You must be delighted with the inventor of the Bacon Alarm Clock folks out there. And the variety of those that are going to be coming into the stores some day soon. It's not at the sell-in-the-store that much stage yet, but it will be.

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Bacon gravy has long been on the menu at my husband's favorite restaurant. When we got married he took me there to taste their version, so I could make it for him at home.
    May I suggest leaving out the sugar and replacing it with garlic, or using a garlic/pepper blend.

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