Yield: Yield: Makes 6 cups
1/2 lb Chef Signature Sausage Link (SKU: 3053)
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
6 cups Whole Milk (should not substitute low or non fat)
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Kosher or Sea Salt; Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Cook sausage in a medium skillet over medium heat, breaking up into small pieces with the back of a spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes; set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; stir until pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium; continue to whisk until thick, about 10 minutes. Stir in drained sausage and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.