Homemade Gravy

Gravy Recipe

Commercial gravy can taste great, but it often contains some rather questionable ingredients. Luckily, it’s very easy to make delicious, wholesome homemade gravy. The following recipe is a slightly helathified version of Ina Garten’s recipe for homemade gravy. This is a chunky gravy that contains gently cooked, flavorful onions. If you prefer a smooth gravy, strain it before serving, but be aware that you will lose some of the flavor when discarding the onions.

Homemade Gravy
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Recipe type: Sides, Low-Carb
Yield: 6 servings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth, heated in microwave for 30 seconds
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat (not higher), about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, about 15 minutes, until the onions are very soft and golden brown.
  3. Add the flour, salt and pepper, mixing them in with a wooden spoon, then add the warm beef broth and the brandy, mixing with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
  5. Off heat, mix in the cream.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: ¼ cup; Calories: 72; Fat: 5g; Carbohydrates: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 190mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 1g

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