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 (93% 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 biscuits, muffins or asparagus, as desired.
Test Kitchen Tips Use a potato masher to break up Ground Beef into small crumbles while browning.