Homemade Tomato Gravy Over Biscuits
Let us show you how to make tomato gravy. We thinks it’s best over biscuits at breakfast or brunch, but it also makes a great “Breakfast for Dinner” dish, too. Lots of folks love it over rice, and we’re on board with that.
It’s so easy, and uses plain ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, so make it often.
For some of you, this recipe will bring back sweet memories. The rest of you will wonder where Tomato Gravy and biscuits has been all your life.
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An iron skillet is ideal for making gravy
Now I make this tomato gravy recipe in an iron skillet. If you don’t have one, you can make a perfectly good gravy in any skillet. But, seriously, if you don’t have an iron skillet, why not? You can order one here.
Tomato Gravy is so versatile
You’ll find that many of our recipes are super versatile and this tomato gravy recipe is no exception. I called for diced tomatoes, but if you have crushed instead that would be fine. If you have whole, canned tomatoes you can cut them up or throw them in a blender very briefly.
Likewise, I used chicken stock, but beef would be good too. Or use broth instead of stock if that’s what you have. If you don’t have either, just use water. It won’t be quite as rich, but it will still be delicious.
The most important ingredient
The last, and the truly key ingredient, is pan drippings from your breakfast meat. After you’ve cooked bacon, sausage or ham, use that pan for making your tomato gravy. You’ll scrape the bottom as you make the gravy to incorporate all of that leftover goodness.
We also make a classic homemade Gravy from Scratch and the pan drippings from the meat are essential there too. That recipe includes step by step instructions.
Likewise, homemade Sausage Gravy is made in the pan after crumbled sausage has been cooked, but in that case you will add the sausage back to the gravy before serving it over biscuits.
If you’re here you must love southern food, so you will definitely want to check out 3 Ingredient Biscuits. It’s one of our top posts around here. They are so good, y’all and they make the perfect base for this gravy.
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Easy Tomato Gravy
- Heat tomatoes (in iron skillet where you've cooked breakfast meat) over medium heat, scraping the bottom of the pan.
- Stir flour into stock and whisk until there are no lumps.
- Stir flour/stock mixture into hot tomatoes, whisking as you stir.
- Bring to a boil and stir until thickened.
- Reduce heat to simmer.
- Stir in salt and pepper.
- Simmer for at least 5-10 minutes.
- Tomato Gravy is best served over 3 Ingredient Biscuits.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. For some other old style southern favorites, check these out.