Southern Style Tomato Gravy Recipe
This recipe comes straight from 'the South' and features a tasty gravy of tomatoes, bacon, and cream cheese to ladle over fresh, hot biscuits.
Oh yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast! Excellent served on top of hot flaky biscuits or homemade drop biscuits.
This dish is truly a taste of Louisiana Cajun Country. My mama made countless batches of biscuits and tomato gravy in her lifetime. I'm sure she learned to make this from her mother. This is the dish that puts my feet back under my mama's table. Serve with love over hot buttermilk biscuits along with bacon or sausage for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
A simple Southern tomato gravy that can be served over rice, pasta, biscuits, or grits.
I was so surprised to see this recipe on here! My 90 year old grandmother made it often in the summer when we had tomatoes from the garden. She still makes it for me! Most people have never heard of it. Ours isn't an exact recipe but very similar to this one. Use fresh garden tomatoes if possible but I have made it with canned before. If you use fresh tomatoes blanch and peel them first then course chop them as they will break down some while simmering anyway. We also add chopped onions and green peppers (you can sauté these a little before adding if you want them more tender) and some salt and pepper. I've never added cream cheese but would like to try it that way. I use what ever milk or cream is on hand. Usually don't add the milk until after the vegetables have simmered a while. Mainly because a lot of water comes out of the fresh tomatoes and I don't want it to end up too thin. I had only ever eaten it over cornbread until a friend mentioned it would be good on pasta. He was right! I love it poured over
My mother learned how to make this while we lived in Nashville many years ago, and it is now a family favorite. Good old-fashioned sausage gravy. It's her most requested recipe from family and friends alike. Serve over biscuits or toast.