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Basic All-American Brown Gravy

User Rating 3 Star Rating (21 Reviews)


Basic All-American Brown Gravy
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Making your own brown gravy recipe is about the same amount of work as using a packaged gravy mix. But, the taste of this gravy recipe is so superior to those artificially flavored packets; you'll never want to use them again!

Makes 8 Portions of Brown Gravy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 quart cold beef broth (as high-quality as possible!)
  • salt and black pepper to taste


In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, until the mixture is golden-brown and smells like cooked pie crust. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in a cup of the cold beef broth, and then add the rest of the ingredients, except the salt and pepper.

Bring to a simmer, whisking, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.
User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Great all around gravy, Member fxcplus

This is an excellent gravy that goes with any beef dish. Because of the amount butter, I wouldn't recommend to have it everyday. But if you are making a special meal and want a gravy that will compliment any beef dish...this is it! I have used it for a brown stew; meatloaf and Sheppard's pie. Great reviews from all on taste and texture. Next I will be trying on pot roast.

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