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How To Elevate Canned Sausage Gravy With Just One Addition
To upgrade canned sausage gravy, add some crumbled pork sausage, which will offer a dose of umami, smokiness, flavor from the spices and herbs, and perhaps a subtle sweetness.
Some fats and juices will seep into the pan when you cook the sausage — but don't waste it. Add the grease to the canned gravy and your tastebuds will be tantalized further.
Cook the sausage on the stovetop first, then crumble it into smaller pieces. Use as little or as much sausage as you want to get the most texture and flavor.
Breakfast sausage patties are probably the easiest to use, but you can also use hot or sweet Italian sausage. Just be sure to remove the sausage from the casing first.