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Low Carb Country Comfort Cookin never tasted so good. But wait, there’s more- This old favorite is now low carb! That’s right, you can still enjoy grandmas sausage gravy on a low carb diet! Don’t let the title fool ya. Everyone at your table will love this low carb sausage gravy.
Sausage Gravy- Just Like Grandma Used To Make But Low Carb
Two things southerners love and that is biscuits and gravy. It is almost considered blasphemy to mess with a comfort food recipe like this, but I did. I had too. My granny’s recipe wouldn’t cut it with our new low carb way of eating and I coudln’t stand the thought of never eating it again.
Enter Xanthan Gum
Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide with a wide variety of uses, including as a common food additive. It is a powerful thickening agent, and also has uses as a stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating.
Now that I had a low carb and keto-friendly thickening agent, would my coveted sausage gravy taste the same? The answer is an astounding YES.
The best part about this recipe? It only uses 3 ingredients. That’s right 3. Not 5 or 10, just 3 ingredients standing between you and this amazing low carb sausage gravy.
Low Carb Sausage Gravy
I used seasoned pork sausage in this recipe (like my sausage spicy), but you can use any ground sausage you like.
8 servings. 297 calories and only 3 net carbs.
- 16 oz ground pork sausage (we use hot sausage)
- 1 Cup Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum
- Brown sausage in a large skillet over med heat.
- Using the spatula, break the meat up into little bits as you cook.
- Reduce heat to low, add the xanthan gum and stir
- Slowly add the milk or heavy whipping cream a little at a time.
- Each time you add the milk, let it get thick. Stir, and add more milk.
- Repeat the process until you get the desired thickness.
- Serve up your delicious gravy on some low carb biscuits, scrambled eggs or country fried steak.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 21 g||32 %|
|Saturated Fat 8 g||38 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 69mg||23 %|
|Sodium 229 mg||10 %|
|Potassium 52 mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4 g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||2 %|
|Sugars 3 g|
|Protein 22 g||44 %|
|Vitamin A||1 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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