Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon is a decadent delicious gravy made from simple budget-friendly ingredients such as bacon drippings or butter, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, milk, a pinch of salt, and smoky crumbled bacon to drive your taste buds over the edge.
I can not begin to tell you how delightful Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon really is without thinking back to the look that would come across my beautiful mama’s face when she would talk about how when she first had Chocolate gravy over her mama’s house in Tennessee, she felt like heaven and earth moved that day.
I know some of y’all are asking, “What exactly is Chocolate Gravy?”, it’s pure chocolate heaven that we Southerners serve over our homemade buttermilk biscuits made of simple staple ingredients you probably already have sitting right in your cupboard and refrigerator now. It’s not a fudge sauce nor a chocolate sauce, it’s somewhere between, yet has a smoky flavor and is made from a special cocoa and flour-based roux cooked to perfection in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America theorizes that Chocolate Gravy may have been a product of the folks from Spanish Louisiana and the Tennessee Valley trading or possibly passed down from one of the Spanish colonies on the East Coast in the 16th and 17th centuries by the ethnic group known as the Melungeons.
I truly believe Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon should be considered liquid crack, you have it one time and comply lose your mind over that smoky, chocolatey deliciousness, the next thing you know you’re at the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction to Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon, it’s just that darn good Y’all.
Don’t forget to make a little extra to store for a few days or to send to a friend who has never had the sheer pleasure of experiencing one of the South’s finest gravies you’ll ever enjoy. They’ll be happy you did once they try it over some oven fresh hot biscuits. Store it in a cute little mason jar and don’t forget to make some hot oven-fresh biscuits to enjoy with the Southern Chocolate Gravy with Bacon. Find the recipe here–>