Recipe by Treewoman
I found this recipe on youtube......For times when you don't have meat drippings, this makes a nice, smooth gravy without all the "junk" added to jar gravy or gravy mixes. (I like to make the beef gravy, then heat meatballs in it, and add a little sour cream for a nice "comfort food" to serve over noodles.) "Better than Bouillon" can be found in your grocery near the soup bases or the chicken or beef broth.
- water, divided
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons better than bouillon beef base or 2 1⁄2 tablespoons chicken base
- 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
Directions See How It's Made
- Measure 4 cups of water into saucepan and heat at med-high to gentle boil.
- While waiting for water in saucepan to boil, whisk together 1/4 cup water with 2 1/2 T Better Than Bouillon in a bowl until smooth. Whisk this mixture into the boiling water, stir while bringing to a gentle boil again. Reduce heat to low.
- Mix the corn starch with 1/2 cup COLD water in a bowl or large measuring cup. Whisk well until the corn starch is thoroughly dissolved. Gently pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan, adding a little bit at a time while you continue to whisk. Increase heat and whisk for 2 minutes until thickened. Add pepper to taste.