Serve a classic for brunch. Start with a batch of Country Beef Breakfast Sausage, then mix up a rich gravy and serve over warm biscuits, English muffins, or even asparagus.
Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir 4 minutes. Stir in milk; bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage, salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until beef is heated through, stirring occasionally.
Serve over desired accompaniments.
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Nutrition information per serving: 228 Calories; 11g Total Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 5g Monounsaturated Fat; 65mg Cholesterol; 647mg Sodium; 8g Total carbohydrate; 23g Protein; 3.1mg Iron; 5.9mg Niacin; 0.3mg Vitamin B6; 82.7mg Choline; 2.2mcg Vitamin B12; 5.4mg Zinc; 20.5mcg Selenium; 0.5g Fiber.