Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is a popular food in Michigan.  My recipe is only for the gravy.  You can buy the biscuits from the store or make your own, but you definitely will need them!  This is a great comfort food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I would eat biscuits and gravy at any time of day.

Serves: about 3 people

1/2 lb Ground Pork Sausage
6 tbsp Butter
8 tbsp or 1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 cups Beef Broth
3 1/4 cups Milk

Large pot
Wooden spoon
Biscuits (from the store or homemade)

1. Heat stove to medium/high heat.
2. Add beef broth to pot.
3. Add ground pork sausage.
4. While cooking sausage, add pepper, salt, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
5. When meat is fully cooked, add butter.
6. When butter is dissolved, add flour and cook for 1 minute.
7. Add milk and bring to a boil.
8. Once the gravy has come to a boil, it should have thickened and will be ready to eat.
9. Serve gravy on top of a biscuit or two.

Easy Beer Chili

My Easy Beer Chili recipe is easy because it requires no dicing of vegetables.  I enjoy this as a soup or with garlic bread.  The left over chili is also good for topping hot dogs with to make chili dogs.  This is a recipe full of flavor, but not of heat.  Your taste buds will still be intact after having this.  I am not a fan of hot spicy chili.  I do not need to feel the burn when it comes to chili.  I’ll save that for the gym.  Enjoy our Robinson family classic Easy Beer Chili!

Serves: about 5 people

16 oz can of Guinness Draft or other stout or porter beer
3 cups Water
1 lb Ground Beef
1 lb Ground Pork Sausage
1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans
16 oz Fresh Medium Salsa (I use Garden Fresh Jack’s Special Medium)
1 and 1/2 can Tomato Paste (6oz can, so you would need 9 oz)
1 and 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 tbsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
8 tbsp Flour

Large pot
Wooden spoon


  1. Mix ground beef, ground pork, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl by hand.
  2. Heat large pot to medium/high heat.  Add ground beef and ground pork.
  3. While cooking meat add salt, seasoned salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and brown sugar.
  4. When meat is fully cooked, add flour and cook for about a minute.
  5. Add beer a little at a time, then salsa, water, and tomato paste being sure to stir in each ingredient. Don’t add the beans yet.
  6. Simmer for about 80 minutes, then add dark red kidney beans.
  7. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. When the ingredients in the salsa loose their crunch, you should be done and ready to serve.