This is for all the 30-something's learning to cook and say, "but I don't know how to make gravy like Mom's!" This is a basic "how-to" but you can be individually creative with your tastes by spicing it up with hot spices or giving it a foreign flare with curry or chinese 5-spice. Use your imagination and don't be surprised if you like your results, better than Mom's!
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- 1 cup water (cold)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon Gravy Master or 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
For a sweet and sour-type gravy
- 1Variations: Add fresh sliced mushrooms, or onions, or hot pepper flakes, or any special spice to create a foreign flavor such as cummin or curry.
- 2This is a basic recipe to making gravy for any type of oven-roasted meat.
- 3In a small bowl, add water and flour, stirring to get out all lumps.
- 4Remove meat from the roasting pan leaving all the liquid and dried bits.
- 5On the stovetop, over a low heat, add water to pan drippings, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, dissolving all the flavors from the bottom of the pan.
- 6As the liquid thickens, add salt, pepper, and spices, including the gravy master.
- 7If gravy is too thick, add more water, a little at a time while stirring.
- 8Stop at the desired thickness.
- 9Remove from the heat.
- 10Pour gravy through a strainer to remove any lumps, debris that did not dissolve.
- 11Fill your favorite gravy boat and serve!
- 12*If gravy is too thin, add 1 teaspoons of flour at a time (again, diluted in 1/4 cup of cold water) until the desired thickness is achieved.
- 13Amount will depend on how much liquid is in your roasting pan after meat has cooked.
- 14By adding more water and adjusting the flavorings, you could s-t-r-e-t-c-h this recipe to accommodate the servings required, but be careful not to lose the richness of the meat flavor.
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Nutritional Facts for Gravy for Beef, Pork, Chicken or Turkey
Serving Size: 1 (284 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 86.6
- Calories from Fat 1
- Total Fat 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 935.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 3.7 g
- Protein 2.0 g
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