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Back-to-Basics Brown Gravy

(4 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
2 cups
10 Min

Nothing is more comforting than ladling some homemade gravy over our food. This Back-to-Basics Brown Gravy is a cinch to prepare, and it beats bottled gravy hands down.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon browning and seasoning sauce

What to Do

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Gradually add flour, whisking about 1 minute, or until well blended and lightly browned. Gradually add broth and browning and seasoning sauce, stirring constantly.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until smooth.



  • Here are some options for things you can add along with the broth: For a richer, heartier gravy, add 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Or to add a simple touch of elegance, add 1/4 cup dry red or white wine. And for flavor variation, you could add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, rosemary, or ground black pepper. Make it to suit your main course - and your favorite tastes!
  • Plus, if you're making this basic brown gravy, be sure to check out our page of Tips for Making Gravy.
  • Don't forget the turkey! Our Butter-Basted Herbed Turkey is a great choice!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 162
  • Calories from Fat 111
  • Total Fat 12g 19 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.7g 38 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 4.9g 10 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10 %
  • Sodium 1,399mg 58 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.6g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
  • Sugars 1.0g 0 %
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I use gravy master. Sometimes a little instant coffee or a slice of cheese makes it a little richer.

Browning & Seasoning Sauce is a liquid product you can find near the gravies and marinades at your local grocer. Learn more about it here:

browning & seasoning sauce??? is that like liquid gravy master or is it a dry product

I use a product called kitchen bouquet. Its the same thing my mom used. works great. all the stores have it. sometimes hard to find so you have to ask.


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