11 Reviews

I needed gravy for leftover roast beef and this was perfect. Be careful not to use rounded tablespoons of beef bouillion, as I did, because it will be salty. I used cornstarch for thickener because I love the shiny, silkiness of cornstarch. I will keep this recipe for many occasions, this is very good and easy! Thanks, Cypress.

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kris.hodges_12155422 September 17, 2012

Great recipe. Easy and inexpensive, but a bit too salty. I used Herbox bouillon, which has 28% sodium. I will look for bouillon with a lower sodium content. For the thickener, I used 2 TBS flour and 4 TBS cold water, shaken in a jar and slowly added it to the boiling broth. Next, I am am going to try substituting the 2 C of water, with 2 C of low sodium canned beef broth, and skip the bouillon altogether.

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scotth1152 January 21, 2013

Simply a great recipe, definitely one of the best that I've tried. Thanks!

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Prate1 September 14, 2011

I ran out of leftover gravy for my leftover meat pie and this super easy recipe did the trick. So easy to make and much better for me than canned gravy. Thanks for posting Cypress. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2011.

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ElaineAnn March 06, 2011

I like gravies that are bold, so I added more bouillon then added a tablespoon of soy sauce. It was great.

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Bobby S. October 10, 2014

I made this, but I added garlic butter! It was fantastic with my pork pot roast!

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Deborah T. November 05, 2015

Wow! Just when I thought I had ruined it the flour/oil mixture melded together and created a yummy easy quick gravy! The nice thing as well is you can "doctor" it up as you like..herbs, spices, etc! Thanks for a great base gravy!

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cjmacs5 October 25, 2015

This worked out real well. I've never made gravy before without using the drippings. Thanks!

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Charmie777 December 27, 2013

I used the cornstarch option and Worcestershire sauce instead of Kitchen Bouquet (I never have Kitchen Bouquet). So fast and easy! Thank you, I'll make it again. It would be even better with good chicken or beef broth instead of the beef bouillion granules I used.

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Heirloom Tomato June 22, 2013

Thank you Cypress (and love the name) Finally!! A gravy my picky husband liked! I used 3 packets of Swanson Beef Flavor Boost because I did not have bouillon. Also I used 1/2 the garlic simply because he thinks he doesn't like garlic. At first I used two packets of flavor Boost and thought it tasted nice and light, then he tasted it and said,"It's getting there but needs more flavor." So I added the third. And he finally ate gravy at home. About the sixth try. Thank you for posting!!

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katlat January 08, 2013
Simple Brown Gravy