The Never-Enough-Mushroom Vegetarian Gravy

Recipe by duonyte
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Heat the oil in a 5 quart pot on medium heat. Add the onions and saute until caramelized, about 20-30 minutes, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot occasionally.
  • Add garlic, if using, and saute 2 minutes, or until softened.
  • Pour in 5 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Blend with an immersion blender (or in blender or food processor, in batches).
  • Add the mushrooms, wine, salt, pepper, bay leaf and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, occasionally pushing the mushrooms into the liquid. Reduce heat and simmer 45-60 minutes, or until of desired thickness.
  • Remove bay leaf and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  • Note: I added some rehydrated wild mushrooms, and used the soaking liquid as part of the water. I also added some fresh chopped thyme before serving.