Old Fashioned Flour Gravy

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you have trouble making gravy (trust me, it took me years to make a smooth gravy) try this technique. It's worth the time and effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. NOTE: Use beef, chicken, or turkey, and broth can be mixed with pan drippings.
  2. Heat broth.
  3. In a medium skillet melt butter with peanut oil, add flour, and slowly brown to a dark golden brown (you need to keep an eye on this as it may brown too quickly).
  4. Slowly add broth, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  5. Add spices, cook slowly, stirring often, for 20 minutes.
  6. The cooking time is very important. Flour will have a bitter taste if not completely cooked. This is worth the time.
  7. If gravy is too thick, it can be thinned with broth to desired consistency.
Most Helpful

5 5

Thank you, ElaineAnn, for this recipe! I can tell you it was a lifesaver at Thanksgiving and everyone raved about how good the gravy was. I will be making this again...I think it would be awesome with sausage and biscuits.

5 5

My husband and son really liked this gravy. This is a nice recipe to have when you want gravy and aren't cooking meat. Thanks ElaineAnn. Bullwinkle.

5 5

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