By Cypress on July 07, 2010
Photo by reinfinity_11993148
Photo by reinfinity_11993148
"This is how i make my brown gravy, and my fiance loves it this way. I hope you enjoy it too :) Mine tends to be more runny sometimes, so feel free to add more cornstarch slurry or use whatever thickening method you like. Sometimes I throw a little paprika in too, and this could easily be changed to make a chicken gravy simply by omitting the kitchen bouquet and using chicken bouillon. Also, sometimes I start the gravy by cooking the flour in the oil a little first then slowly adding water, then seasonings. Sorry for so much detail, just want everyone to know how easy it is to make yummy gravy from scratch :)"
Serving Size: 1 (74 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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."
"Simply a great recipe, definitely one of the best that I've tried. Thanks!"
"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."
"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."
"I like gravies that are bold, so I added more bouillon then added a tablespoon of soy sauce. It was great."
"This worked out real well. I've never made gravy before without using the drippings. Thanks!"
"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."
"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!!"
"Perfect night for meatloaf and thought how 'bout brown gravy. Given all things I make and have made, never a brown gravy. What's that?! Ridiculous I say. This was so easy, convenient and delicious. The only substitution was Wostershire Sauce instead of Kitchen Bouquet (didn't have this). Just too pleasant and yummy over great meat. I like easy and uncomplicated."