Kittencal's Beef Gravy

READY IN: 5mins


  • 12
    cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 18
    teaspoon garlic powder (optional or to taste)
  • 12
    cup flour, plus
  • 2
    tablespoons flour (for a very thick gravy increase to 3 tablespoons)
  • 1
    tablespoon oxo beef bouillon powder (or to taste, I use 2 small package OXO beef bouillon powder)
  • 4
    cups canned low sodium beef broth (or use beef pan drippings with broth to make up 4 cups, omit the bouillon if using beef drippings)


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat melt butter or margarine until bubbly (do not brown).
  • Add in the black pepper, garlic powder (if using) and flour, then whisk for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add in the beef broth and beef bouillon powder (or beef broth mixed with pan drippings) stir over low heat until smooth, thickened and bubbly about 3 minutes).