Camp Sausage and Gravy

Looking down on a blue camp plate with a serving of sausages and gravy with a side of mashed potatoes and peas.

Sausages are served in a rich gravy to make this main dish. It can be served with vegetables of your choice, like mashed potatoes or cooked pea. You can also serve it with freshly baked biscuits, cornbread, or over rice.

Any sausage can be used, but the style selected will influence the flavor. We like a basic beer brat, but you can also use homemade sausages including game meats like venison, elk, and moose. You can even add a vegetarian sausage if you have friends or family coming along that need that option. 

If you don’t have access to gravy powder, don’t worry. You can brown the sausages and onions heavily, deglaze the pan with red wine, then simmer gently to thicken. This will also achieve a deep, hearty brown color and rich flavor.

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Looking down on a skillet with four sausages in an onion gravy.
Depending on the sausage selected one per person may be enough, alternately you may want to cook two per person.
Close up of sausages with gravy on a blue camp plate with mashed potatoes and peas in the background.
If the sausages don’t divide evenly among those you are feeding try and break them down into smaller pieces. This also works well for kids.
Looking down on a blue camp plate with a serving of sausages and gravy with a side of mashed potatoes and peas.
Sausages and gravy goes well with mashed potatoes and vegetables as a side dish. Pick sides that work for your outdoor adventure.

Camp Sausage and Gravy Recipe

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Looking down on a blue camp plate with a serving of sausages and gravy with a side of mashed potatoes and peas.
Sausages are served in a rich gravy to make this main dish which can be served with vegetables of your choice.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseMain Dish
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSimmer

Ingredients

  • 4 sausages like beer brats
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon gravy mix like Gravox

Equipment

  • skillet

Directions

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add the sausages to cook.
    Tip: Most sausages will render out some oil to help with the frying. Depending on the sausages that you select, you may need to add a small amount of oil or a shallow layer of water to stop them from sticking to the skillet.
  • When the sausages are almost cooked all the way through, add the sliced onions. Cook until the onions are starting to brown.
    Tip: Depending on the size of the sausages, skillet, and type of heat being used, it can be much easier to remove the sausages while thickening the gravy, then return just before the 5-minute simmer.
  • Add the diced garlic and stir until it starts to brown then add the beef stock. Let it come to a boil.
  • In a cup mix the water, corn starch, and gravy mix until smooth.
  • Slowly pour the gravy slurry into the boiling stock. Stir until thickened and again boiling. Reduce to a simmer and let gently bubble for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 798mgCalcium: 27mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 64IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 479mgCholesterol: 61mgCalories: 296kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 23gProtein: 16gCarbohydrates: 7gIron: 1mg

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