Irish Biscuits and Gravy with Homemade Lamb Sausage

Homemade Lamb Sausage:

  • 2 1/2-3 pound lamb roast
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, depending on taste and size of the garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Prepare the meat by rinsing it off and cutting into cubes. If your putting your sausage in a casing you might want to obtain pork fat about 1/2 pound per 2 1/2 pounds of lamb. You could use lamb fat but it will make the final flavor very intensely … Lamby? Rough chop the onion and peel the garlic. Depending on how much garlic you like should determine how much you use. I LOVE pepper and garlic so I often use them excessively. I’m guessing 4-6 cloves would be good. (I used 8) at this point you process all of the meat through a meat grinder. I use the food grinder attachment on my stand mixer. Alternate meat, onion and garlic until you’ve used all of your ingredients. Place in a bowl and combine seasoning, stir to combine.

If your using this fresh you will want to allow the meat to marinate in the fridge for at least 24 hours, 2-3 days would be best. I processed my meat by packaging into 3, 3/4lb packages and 1, 1/2 pound package. It can be used in just about everything or mixed with other meats and made into amazing burgers for the summer!

Lamb Sausage Gravy:

  • 3/4 pound lamb sausage
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of tarragon &
  • additional salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet brown the lamb sausage until its cooked thoroughly. Once the lamb is ready add the mushrooms and brown until they are mostly cooked and browned. About 4-5 minutes. Remove mushrooms and lamb from the pan and make the gravy.

Melt butter and whisk in flour, whisk over medium heat for a minute or so before adding the milk. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the vinegar, sugar and seasoning. Add the mushrooms and lamb to the gravy simmer until ready to serve. (I simmer until hubby is home to eat)

Irish Soda Farl Recipe

***To prepare and assemble the soda farls, Melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Cut the scones in half and toast each side until slightly browned and golden. Pour gravy over top and garnish with green onion and additional pepper if desired.