Sausage Gravy

Serves 6-8

1 lb homemade low sodium breakfast sausage

½ onion, finely chopped (optional)

4 tbsp flour

¼ tsp pepper

¼ tsp dried thyme, crushed

⅛ tsp dried sage, crushed

2 - 2½ cups milk (or use part water, NSA chicken broth, or part cream)

In a 12-inch skillet, break up and brown sausage and onion, if using, over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked. Drain fat, if desired.

Sprinkle flour over sausage mixture. Stirring constantly, add pepper, thyme, and sage. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Whisk constantly and slowly add the liquid(s).

Keep whisking while mixture comes to a full boil. Turn heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes to meld flavors and until thickened. Add additional water or broth until you reach desired consistency. Stir and ladle over warm biscuits.