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Old 11-28-2015, 08:18 AM
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Marie Callender's Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy - review

I bought Biscuits and Sausage Gravy at Sams Club. Packaged in individual servings with 2 biscuits and a gravy packet. Well, I consider 2 biscuits one serving. The box's nutritional info is for one biscuit. Yeah right. Thats going to fill up an adult. Trust me, you'll want both biscuits for breakfast. I like the convenience of the individual servings. Very easy, just wrap biscuits in paper towel and microwave. Cut a notch in the gravy packet and microwave it next. Then Assemble on plate.

Its very, very tasty. There's actual pieces of ground sausage in the gravy. Its mildly seasoned with pepper. A big bonus for me. A lot of restaurants put way too much pepper or they use spicy sausage in their biscuits & gravy. I prefer having it served with very little pepper. People can easily add more at the table.

Not homemade, but for a frozen breakfast item I'm quite pleased. Its better than McDonalds biscuits & gravy. imho and they supposedly make fresh biscuits every morning.

Sure hope these catch on. I haven't seen them at the grocery yet. Only at Sams Club.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:56 AM
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I used to love McDonalds biscuits and gravy, but they don't sell it around where I live anymore
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:18 AM
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Microwavable breakfast items have significantly improved in the past few years. Especially breakfast sandwiches that don't include eggs. Frozen eggs just don't turn out very well. imho

Another great option for biscuits and gravy is Tennessee Prides Sausage Gravy. Heats in the microwave and is Very good. But it makes too much for one person. Need two people and 4 biscuits. We use the Walmart brand frozen biscuits that can be cooked individually.

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Old 11-28-2015, 10:02 AM
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Wow... the wife brought these home, and I tried them once. Can't say I'm a fan. The gravy seemed much too ... watery or slimy somehow. We had been buying the Jimmy Dean breakfasts that each contain a single biscuit with gravy since my son has been on a biscuit kick, and I like those so much better!
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:38 AM
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I'm a fan of the Bob Evans frozen biscuits and gravy (which only Walmart carries around here), but the gravy tends to be a little greasier than I'd like. How do Marie's hold up in that regard?
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:43 AM
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I didn't notice any grease in Marie's gravy. Probably would add flavor if it did, but as you mentioned grease is a turn off for many customers.

I'll have to try Bob Evans.

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Old 11-28-2015, 04:25 PM
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My sister works for ConAgra, and they recently revamped the Marie Callender's line and improved it quite a bit.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:40 PM
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From now on I'm going to be picturing aceplace57 as Leonard from Community:
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:44 PM
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McDonalds has/had b&g?
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:47 PM
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McDonalds has/had b&g?
Indeed. Not too shabby, as far as it goes. Not great but will serve the purpose. The hash browns should be dredged in it too for best results.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:54 PM
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This is the most unappetizing thread I've seen here, and I include those with pilonidal cyst links! Or maybe it was something I ate.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:55 PM
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McDonalds has/had b&g?
AFAIK they still do in Little Rock and probably most of the South. It's been awhile since I ordered it from McDonalds. I usually go to Shipley Donuts if I want to order B&G at a restaurant.

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Indeed. Not too shabby, as far as it goes. Not great but will serve the purpose. The hash browns should be dredged in it too for best results.
Kind of bland. Hardee's has always been the gold standard for fast/chain food biscuits & gravy.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:51 PM
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Since ConAgra's decision to close their headquarters here and move it to Chicago I have stopped buying products they sell
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:13 AM
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DH also bought those home from Sams Friday night. Delicious!

Very tasty gravy and dense, filling biscuits. I dare say better than Cracker Barrel.

The gravy packets have way more than I'd use per serving, but it's perfect for him.

A rare treat. Did you get $3 off, too?

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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 PM
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This is the most unappetizing thread I've seen here, and I include those with pilonidal cyst links! Or maybe it was something I ate.
Now, now. Not everyone has the time or skills to make it from scratch. We can pity them, but not criticize them.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:54 PM
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It's not microwave fast, but I find that I can make sausage gravy in the 10-15 minutes that it takes to bake biscuits from a package, and it lets me make the gravy the way that I like it (lots of pepper, and enough butter to cause a starving army to develop heart disease--needless to say, it's an occasional treat.)
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DH also bought those home from Sams Friday night. Delicious!

Very tasty gravy and dense, filling biscuits. I dare say better than Cracker Barrel.

The gravy packets have way more than I'd use per serving, but it's perfect for him.

A rare treat. Did you get $3 off, too?
Yes it was a promotional item last week. I sure hope they decide to keep it in stock.
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:14 PM
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AFAIK they still do in Little Rock and probably most of the South. It's been awhile since I ordered it from McDonalds. I usually go to Shipley Donuts if I want to order B&G at a restaurant.
Oh, was it just regional for the south? That would explain why I never knew of it way up in MI.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:09 PM
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Back when I took medicine early in the morning and needed something quick, I remember using a McCormick gravy packet with sausage and biscuits. It didn't taste like the real thing, but the white gravy was quite good--completely different from anything else I've tasted.

Much better than the sausage gravy everyone seems to use these days.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:42 AM
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The problem with sausage these days it is often quite lean, a certain amount of fat is required to make it work. I have learned how to make it because it's really good once in a while. Best with runny poached eggs over crispy hash browns and of course biscuits, maybe a splash of hot sauce. Grape jam, juice, coffee, etc.

recipes recommend using some cream or half&half along with Milk to make it richer, also a bit of chicken broth or boullion. A small amount of instant or regular strong coffee is tasty too.

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:06 PM
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Oh, was it just regional for the south? That would explain why I never knew of it way up in MI.
I bought it in Colorado Springs. Its a new item. It might be available where you are
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:41 PM
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Down South once, traveling for work, I saw a Bob Evans sausage gravy machine (dispenser) at a convenience store. Ever since, those five words have stuck in my brain and I say them to myself from time to time.

Bob Evans sausage gravy machine.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:56 PM
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Bob Evans sausage gravy machine.
Yes, master. More gravy please.
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Bob Evans sausage gravy machine.
Was that an angelic choir I just heard singing?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:21 PM
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So I tried it today. Gravy was excellent. I expected more from the biscuits though. they were kind of spongy and rubbery and more like a Pillsbury biscuit than a home made flaky one.
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Bob evans sausage gravy machine
Ooooooooh.....mmmmmmm.....

Say it again.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:25 PM
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Now, now. Not everyone has the time or skills to make it from scratch. We can pity them, but not criticize them.
Aw, come on. If we were bicyclists and they weren't, we would mock them.

Pass me one of your homemade biscuits. Here's the gravy boat, I can see you need a bit more of my homemade sausage gravy...another cup of coffee?
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:36 PM
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Now, now. Not everyone has the time or skills to make it from scratch. We can pity them, but not criticize them.
I admire your equanimity, but...the horror. The horror.
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Aw, come on. If we were bicyclists and they weren't, we would mock them.

Pass me one of your homemade biscuits. Here's the gravy boat, I can see you need a bit more of my homemade sausage gravy...another cup of coffee?
I make both, and it will put you into a coma of sheer ecstasy just before it stops your heart. It's why I almost never order it at a breakfast joint; it never measures up and is often just inedible Elmer's glue.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:05 PM
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Bob evans sausage gravy machine!!!!!
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Own a Bob Evans sausage gravy machine! (Or just see what one looks like.)
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2 biscuits one serving.
Sounds kinky!
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Yeah, I think that's still illegal in some states.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:07 AM
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Help Cooking

I purchased these for my parents as an easy to eat treat in the morning and promptly put them in the freezer and threw away the box. Can anyone tell me the suggested heating times on the bags of gravy and the biscuits. Obviously I can get it done but want to know what is suggested. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:18 AM
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Biscuits open end of pack put in microwave for 55 seconds to 1 minute ..... Gravy put on microwave safe dish then puncture once or twice ...... put in microwave for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

this was asked and answered on the Sams Club page. I guess a lot of people throw out the box and lose the cooking instructions.
http://reviews.samsclub.com/answers/.../questions.htm

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