Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Several years ago, DH was in the hospital with a heart condition and was placed on a fat restricted diet. This recipe was provided by the hospital and I have used it since to make wonderful gravy, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Browning the flour is the key to rich fat-free gravy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a heavy skillet over low heat.
  2. Add flour and cook, stirring occasionally until light brown.
  3. Before using meat drippings, remove the fat by placing in a seperator or quick chill in freezer for about 30 to 60 minutes and skim visible fat from top.
  4. Put 1/2 of defatted drippings/broth in a jar, add the browned flour.
  5. Cover tightly and shake until mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour into a saucepan, add remaining liquid.
  7. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly until desired consistency.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. If desired add a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet until desired color.
  10. Please Note: The cooking time allows for the quick chill method on the broth.
Most Helpful

My flour didn't brown and I found it tasteless

drobinson November 28, 2006

Made for zaar tag. This was really easy to make and it turned out to be very good! I found the kitchen bouquet at my local super-walmart in the BBQ sauce aisle. This low-fat recipe is a keeper!

mariposa13 November 21, 2005