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    TSR Version of Popeyes Famous Cajun Gravy by Todd Wilbur

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    Malriah's Note:

    Copy cat recipe of Popeye's cajun gravy recipe. It even has the tiny little bits of meat that the original has! Posted in response to a request.From

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    1. 1
      Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan.
    2. 2
      Saute chicken gizzard in the oil for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked.
    3. 3
      Remove gizzard from the pan and finely mince.
    4. 4
      Combine ground beef and ground pork in a small bowl.
    5. 5
      Smash the meat together with your hands until it's well-mixed.
    6. 6
      Add bell pepper to the saucepan and saute it for 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Add the ground beef and ground pork to the pan and cook it until it's brown.
    8. 8
      Use a potato masher to smash meat into tiny pieces as it browns.
    9. 9
      Add water and beef broth to the pan.
    10. 10
      Immediately whisk in cornstarch and flour.
    11. 11
      Add remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil.
    12. 12
      Reduce heat and simmer gravy for 30 to 35 minutes or until thick.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2013


      This was the closest clone recipe I have ever attempted. The person that rated this as bland must have made a mistake. <br/><br/>I made this exactly as the recipe directed. I then purchased some mashed potatoes and gravy from Popeye's and did a taste test. Extremely close. So close that without a side-by-side comparison you can't tell the difference. <br/><br/>Some suggestions to make it even closer. <br/><br/>Taste - this is slightly saltier, hotter and has less chicken flavor than Popeye's. I suggest using low sodium broth and salting to taste. Use ever so slightly less cayenne. Also add one or two tablespoons chicken base to up the chicken flavor.<br/><br/>Consistency - Popeye's gravy is thin. This recipe is even thinner as directed. I chose to up the simmer time in future attempts to get the desired consistency. <br/><br/>Wildcard - There is a subtle flavor in the original that I can't copy. I originally thought it was a shellfish base but I added some clam juice to a recipe and it wasn't that. I finally gave up without success.<br/><br/>Except for the wildcard flavor this is a fantastic recipe. I make extra and use it as my gravy with all chicken recipes.

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    • on December 26, 2011


      Really enjoyed this since had to so many gizzards made a big pot bagged

      it an froze it

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    • on September 19, 2011

      I don't know if this is popeyes gravy but it was a good recipe. I had to add extra seasoning and salt to mines. I think I can go without the gizzards next time. I had a strong taste to it that I didn't like too much.

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    Nutritional Facts for TSR Version of Popeyes Famous Cajun Gravy by Todd Wilbur

    Serving Size: 1 (1126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 202.7
    Calories from Fat 98
    Total Fat 10.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 136.2 mg
    Sodium 1305.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 15.6 g

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