Ratner's Vegetarian Brown Gravy

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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 quart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place mushrooms in a bowl and pour the water over them.
  • Let stand 25 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving liquid.
  • Chop mushrooms very fine and set aside.
  • Heat butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion, carrot, celery, pepper and garlic.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle in flour and paprika and stir to combine.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until there is a film of flour on the bottom of the pan.
  • Add reserved liquid, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a boil and stir in tomato puree, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer gently, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Strain if desired (optional).
  • This can be refrigerated, tightly covered, for several days, and frozen for up to 3 months.
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