Mama's Tomato Gravy

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Melissa Dommert

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@mdommert

This treasured family recipe is truly a taste of Cajun country where folks are already sitting at the table drinking coffee and eating breakfast by the time the rooster crows. Mama (Patsy Paul) made countless batches of biscuits and tomato gravy in her lifetime. I miss her every day. When I’ve had a rough day and need to feel close to her, I come home and make biscuits and tomato gravy and I’m reminded of her love for her family and for cooking. I’m sure she learned to make this from her Mother (Carmen Inez Shirley). I know it’s just simple biscuits and gravy but for me this is “the dish” that puts my feet back under my Mama’s table.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 4 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    water
  • 3 oz
    tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • ·
    hot buttermilk biscuits

How to Make Mama's Tomato Gravy

Step-by-Step

  1. In a skillet, stir flour into grease over medium-high heat. Let flour cook and brown, keep stirring, don’t let it burn.
  2. When roux has browned, pour water into skillet, while stirring with a whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk in tomato paste (about 1/2 of the small can) until well blended.
  4. When gravy begins to thicken reduce heat to low.
  5. Stir in salt and black pepper and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  6. You may need to add a little more water if gravy becomes too thick.
  7. Serve with love over hot buttermilk biscuits along with bacon or sausage for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Morning, noon or night, you’ll feel the love because your heart and your tummy will be full.

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About Mama's Tomato Gravy

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Gravies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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