Ditch your store-bought, instant brown beef gravy packets. Make your own homemade brown gravy with this quick and easy brown gravy recipe. Guaranteed to be delicious and flavorful in just 15 minutes! Learn how to make brown gravy from scratch with this gravy recipe!
Everyday meals, gatherings, celebrations, Thanksgiving, and Christmas is not complete without a delicious brown beef gravy. I and my whole family love adding brown gravy over almost anything, such as pot roast, mashed potato, rotisserie chicken, pork chops, meatloaf, etc. That is why we always have homemade beef gravy on our fridge, ready to be reheated anytime!
With this easy and quick brown gravy recipe, you can make a big batch of gravy and store them in your freezer or fridge. Make meals extra flavorful by adding brown beef gravy!
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You might think that this brown gravy recipe needs a lot of ingredients because of its deep flavor and dark rich brown color. But that is not the case! This gravy recipe only needs 7 ingredients!
* Worcestershire sauce: This will give the deep, rich flavor to your homemade brown beef gravy without adding drippings.
* Beef broth
* Garlic powder
* Cold water
* Beef bouillon base
* Bay leaf
* Onion powder
* Dry red wine
* Fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, etc.
* Sauteed onions, shallots, and mushrooms.
* Dijon mustard
* Smoke paprika
* Soy sauce
* Heavy cream
How To Make Brown Gravy From Scratch
Follow this brown gravy recipe to make delicious homemade brown beef gravy in a few minutes.
Step 1: Transfer your beef broth or beef stock to a saucepan. Bring it to a boil under medium-high heat.
Step 2: When your beef broth or stock is boiling, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
Step 3: In a small bowl, make a slurry. Combine cornstarch with water. Mix well. Make sure there are no lumps.
Step 4: Pour the slurry into your saucepan with the beef broth or stock. Mix well using a whisk. Continue whisking until the stock is boiling.
Step 5: Let it simmer until your brown gravy has thickened.
Step 6: Remove from heat and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
Step 7: Transfer to a container, add fresh herbs (optional) and serve warm.
This beef gravy recipe is for 1 serving. You can adjust the recipe depending on how many people you serve. It is best to make a big batch and store them in containers.
What Is Brown Gravy?
Traditionally, brown gravy is a sauce made from roasted meat drippings. It was served with roasted meat and vegetables. It has savory, velvety, and rich flavors perfect with various dishes. They are traditionally served with Thanksgiving turkey, steaks, and rotisserie chickens.
Beef broth can be used to make it quick and easy for home cooks. A thickening roux made from butter and flour is added to achieve a thick and silky consistency. However, if you don’t stir consistently, there will be lumps. You need to keep an eye on your brown beef gravy and whisk.
It is good that this brown gravy recipe is quick to make!
Expert Tips & Tricks For Making Brown Gravy
To help you make a delicious and flavorful brown beef gravy using this gravy recipe, we listed some tips to help you out.
* Use all-purpose flour. If you want a thinner brown beef gravy, reduce the flour you added.
* 1 tsp of low sodium soy sauce can be an alternative to Worcestershire sauce.
* Add beef bouillon base for a richer and deeper flavor without adding any drippings. However, you must remember that the bouillon base contains salt. Adjust the salt that you will add to your brown beef gravy.
* If you have leftover brown beef gravy, transfer it to an airtight container or zipper bags and keep it in your fridge or freezer. It will last up to 5 days in your fridge and up to 5 months in your freezer. And when you are ready to use your cold or frozen brown beef gravy, reheat it on a stove. Get a saucepan, and transfer the brown beef gravy. Heat it over medium high heat and whisk consistently to avoid lumps.
* Use a strainer if your brown beef gravy is lumpy. Strain out all the lumps and whisk.
* If you want a quick brown beef gravy, use slurry. But if you are not in a hurry, you can use a roux . However, if you use a roux, you will not get the lovely brown color. That is why slurry is mostly used for brown beef gravy, while a roux is used for white gravy
* For a warm earthy flavor, you can saute onions and mushrooms at the beginning. When they are cooked, add your beef broth.
* To cut the richness, add dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper.
* You can make your own meat drippings and store them in your fridge. If you are roasting any meat (pork, chicken, or beef) in your oven, transfer the meat drippings to an airtight container and store them in your fridge. Simply add the drippings along with the beef broth or stock.
* You can replace the beef bouillon base with beef paste or half a beef stock cube for a more beefy flavor.
Nutritional Information of Brown Gravy
The national information will change depending on the ingredients you use.
* Calories: 69kcal
* Carbohydrates: 9g
* Protein 1g
* Fat: 3g
* Saturated Fat: 2g
* Cholesterol: 8mg
* Sodium: 702mg
* Potassium: 97mg
* Fiber: 1g
* Sugar: 1g
* Vitamin A: 87IU
* Vitamin C: 4mg
* Calcium: 7mg
* Iron: 1mg
Brown beef gravy is so rich and delicious that it can be used to enhance any dish. It can be served with:
* Mashed potato
* Sausage and mash
* Pot roast
* Loco Moco
* Pork chops
* Country fried chicken
* Salisbury steak
* Roast beef tenderloin
This brown gravy recipe doesn’t need that many ingredients and too much time or effort. All you need is a few simple ingredients, and you can make homemade beef brown gravy anytime.