Like I said in the video, I should've had biscuits and gravy at the Cracker Barrel when I went to Florida a few years ago. I have no frame of reference for what an authentic biscuits and gravy dish is supposed to taste like. But I still have my creative liberties when it comes to my recipe development.
The last time I made a meatloaf out of some sort of sausage/frankfurter, the meatloaf didn't hold it's shape very well. So this time, I cut the sausage links into half-inch wide pieces and then I crumbled them up with my hands to make it look like ground meat even though we all know it's just meat with preservatives in it.
The taste test for Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy potato chips:
When I first smelled the potato chips, I had no idea what it smelled like. When I tried a potato chip, first I tasted butter(which is sort of accurate considering lots of people put butter on their biscuits), then it tasted like frankfurters, which typically don't belong in biscuits and gravy. I guess Lay's was going for a sausage taste. Last time I checked, frankfurters weren't authentic sausages.
The aftertaste reminded me of chicken stuffing, like the type you eat at Thanksgiving. Neither stuffing nor Thanksgiving has anything to do with biscuits and gravy. However, the potato chips tasted good. I'll probably finish the bag too.
Hence, I give it a 3.5 out of 5 meatloafs. I used the chips in my meatloaf and it tasted good. However, the chicken apple sausages plus the actual biscuits in the meatloaf reminded me of apple pie!
You will need:
For the cooking tools:
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the actual meatloaf:
2/3 cups of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of sausage gravy of your choice(I used Pumpkin Spice Gravy)
2 crumbled up biscuits
1 Biscuits & Gravy hot pocket
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
3/4 cups of smashed Lay's Southern Biscuits & Gravy potato chips
12 ounces of chicken sausage(about 4 links; I used 2 chicken apple sausage links and 2 pumpkin spice chicken sausage links)
1. Wash your hands! :)
2. Put the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Crumble the hot pocket into smaller pieces.
4. Add the salt and black pepper
5. Smash the potato chips by putting them in a plastic bag, sealing the bag, and smashing them into smaller pieces using your fist or a hammer.
6. Put the smashed potato chips in the bowl.
7. Cut all the sausage links into half-inch wide pieces.
8. Crumble those pieces using your hands to get a consistency like that of ground beef.
9. Put the crumbled sausage links in the bowl.
10. Mix all the ingredients together.
11. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
12. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
13. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30-35 minutes.
14. Bon appetit!