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Cornmeal Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6 -8


Cornmeal Biscuits

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal I used a yellow coarsely ground variety
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Chorizo Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound loose chorizo sausage
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper more to taste
  • 1 large avocado pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and have a cast iron or oven-safe skillet ready.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the butter to the bowl, and using your fingers or a pastry cutter work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles peas. Mix in the buttermilk until just moistened. Drop the biscuits in 1/4 cup increments into the skillet. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until brown on top and puffed up. Remove from heat.
  • While your biscuits are baking, prepare your chorizo gravy. To a large nonstick skillet, add the vegetable oil. Heat over medium heat, and add the chorizo sausage. Cook for about 6 minutes, until cooked through. Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate. Leave the burner on.
  • Add the flour and cook, stirring consistently, for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the gravy has thickened substantially, about 8 minutes. Stir in the salt and black pepper and remove from heat. Stir the chorizo back into the gravy and cover until you are ready to serve.
  • Spoon the gravy over the biscuits and garnish with avocado, cilantro, green onions, and queso fresco. Serve immediately with eggs, bacon and your favorite breakfast foods! Enjoy!