We were able to make a low-fat version of this popular dish. This recipe also works well in diabetic menus.
1 can (7 ounces) buttermilk biscuits* (10 biscuits per can)
1 package (2.6 ounces) country gravy**
1 pound extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey (7% fat)
1/4 teaspoon each: onion powder and dried oregano
2 ounces (1/2 cup) grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Prepare the biscuits and country gravy following the package directions.
Meanwhile, cook ground meat in a skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
When the gravy is thickened, mix with the cooked meat. To serve, split biscuits and top with gravy.
Note: This recipe is higher in sodium and should be limited by those on a low-sodium diet.
*Look for biscuits that are only 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber for 2 biscuits.
**Look for country gravy with no more than 2 grams of fat per serving and no saturated or trans fats.
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2 biscuits and 2/3 cup gravy
2 lean meat
total fat 11g
saturated fat 3g
total carbohydrate 28g
dietary fiber 1g
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Recipe updated November 1, 2015