My Mama's Cathead Biscuits with Tomato-Bacon Gravy

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Tammy Raynes

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@Tammy_Raynes

Okay as promised. Here is my Mama's recipe for Cathead Biscuits and Tomato-Bacon Gravy. She would make these every morning for breakfast.

Sometimes we would just eat the biscuits with a bowl of oatmeal. We didn't know we were poor as dirt when we were growing up. Mama always made it seem like we were rich with her delicious meals.

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Serves:
7
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    plus 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 c
    cold butter, cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 c
    whole buttermilk
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh chives
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten
  • TOMATO-BACON GRAVY

  • 4
    slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 can(s)
    (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 c
    tomato juice
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make My Mama's Cathead Biscuits with Tomato-Bacon Gravy

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Add buttermilk, stirring until combined and dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Stir in cheese and chives.
  3. Using a 1/2 cup measure, drop dough onto prepared pan, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush tops with egg, and sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. FOR GRAVY: In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp and onion is softened, approximately 10 minutes. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, and milk, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

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About My Mama's Cathead Biscuits with Tomato-Bacon Gravy

Course/Dish: Biscuits, Gravies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom




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