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Tomato Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Tomato Gravy is great served over homemade Buttermilk biscuits. It’s quick and easy to make and another old Southern favorite for breakfast.



2 Tablespoons of Bacon Grease
2 Tablespoons of Flour
1 28oz can of Crushed Tomatoes, or homemade canned tomatoes if you have them.
2 teaspoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


Place a skillet over Medium heat on your stove top.
Add the bacon grease, let melt.
Add the flour.
Stir flour into the bacon grease and let cook 2 minutes until flour begins to brown.
Add the can of tomatoes and liquid.
Add the sugar.
Add the salt.
Add the black pepper.
Stir everything together and let simmer 5 minutes to thicken.
Serve warm over homemade buttermilk biscuits.


Home canned tomatoes are perfect for this recipe like Mama used to make it. But, you can use store bought crushed tomatoes if you need too. It will still taste great. Smile.

Keywords: tomato gravy, old fashioned, southern canned tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, bacon grease, breakfast, quick, easy