No-Fat Gravy

"This is a very easy and quick NO FAT gravy to make. No fuss and you do not have to worry about the gravy going lumpy. I developed this recipe almost 20 years ago using my homemade chicken broth or vegetable broth."
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  • In a large frying pan, add broth, mushrooms and liquid and bring to boil.
  • Add pepper, garlic powder, chicken soup base, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, stir to blend.
  • While still at boil, add potato flakes stirring constantly until gravy thickens to a desired consistency.
  • Use additional instant potato flakes if gravy is too thin.
  • If gravy gets too thick, add small amounts of water.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • If you desire a brown color, add a few drops of (Bovril, beef concentrate).
  • This gravy is excellent with roasts or chicken.

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  1. Guabi Guabi
    This recipe is a Godsend to me - most bought gravies are loaded with salt. I was able to reduce the sodium even more by using reduced sodium broth. Sometimes I make homemade beef broth, so I'll use that to try making a beef gravy with this recipe.
  2. Joseph Bahr
    Also tried this recipe using beef broth and beef powder. Excellent!
  3. Izzy Knight
    Marvelous Creation! I bought some potato flakes just for this recipe. and thank god i did - i will definetely be making this in the future. =)
  4. ChewieJacuBeau
    Great gravy Uncle Bill! Our turkey thanks you too!
  5. Amandas Pantry
    This gravy can't be beat! It had amazing flavor, and no lumps!


  1. KitchieWitchyGoo
    I made a roast and wanted to make a good beef gravy. I substituted anything saying chicken for beef, and made as directed in the recipe. I also used the drippings from the meat, as there was really no fat to speak of from my Tri Tip roast. The gravy was excellent! Nice and smooth and really flavorful. A perfect addition to my meat and mashed potatoes. I will treasure this technique for making gravy. Thanks Uncle Bill!
  2. Kathy in WA
    I had to improvise because I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. I used fresh chopped mushrooms instead of canned, 1 chicken bouillon cube for the chicken soup base, and two tbl of cornstarch mixed with 4 tbl or water instead of the potato flakes. Pretty tasty! (Looking forward to trying the recipe as it was written to taste the difference.)


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