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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Chorizo Gravy
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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Chorizo Sausage Gravy

Sweet potato biscuits with a touch of sweetness paired with spicy chorizo gravy make a fantastic southern breakfast pairing.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Christin Mahrlig


Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 6 tablespoons very cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 to 1 cup cup milk

Chorizo Gravy

  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease a baking sheet with butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and chili powder.
  • Scatter butter cubes across flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter in until there are no pieces larger than a small pea.
  • Stir in sweet potato and cheese.
  • Add 3/4 cup milk and stir just until flour is moistened. If it is not coming together into a dough, add a little more milk.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll or pat out to 1-inch thickness. Cut into biscuits with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Gather scraps and roll to cut more biscuits. You should get at least 8 biscuits.
  • Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • To make gravy, brown chorizo in a nonstick pan, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Once cooked all the way, remove chorizo from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Leave grease in pan and add butter to it. Heat over medium heat. When butter has melted, add flour. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk. Add pepper and cook until thickened.
  • Return chorizo to pan. Stir to mix and keep warm until ready to eat.
  • Serve gravy over biscuits.