This Homemade Gravy is very easy to make, and you can make it with any turkey, chicken or beef meal. Follow the instructions below for this simple gravy recipe.
Homemade Gravy is very easy to make. We love to use gravy as a nice addition to sides we make with our meal. We typically use the drippings and fat from whatever meat I am cooking to make gravy. Chicken, turkey or beef work great and also are a great flavor for the gravy. Use the gravy on top of Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, or the meat itself.
How to make Homemade Gravy:
Gravy is a very simple, yet savory addition to your dinner. It can go on top of many things, and add a very rich flavor to your meal. All you do is slowly heat up butter, flour, and the fat into a nice roux. Allow to simmer then add more fat or broth to thin out the gravy, or add more flour or cornstarch to thicken the gravy up.
- Unsalted Butter
- All-Purpose Flour
- Meat Dripping and Fat - For this recipe I used turkey drippings
- Dried Thyme
- Ground Sage
What is the difference between using Flour or Cornstarch?
Flour and Cornstarch work the same exact way in gravy. They are used to thicken it up, but is there a difference between the two ingredients? Cornstarch will give you a much thicker result as it is pure starch, whereas flour still as some proteins in it. Cornstarch is naturally gluten-free so I use this a lot when my father comes to visit.
You will typically use less cornstarch than you will flour when making gravy.
Gravy is a great sauce:
Gravy is really a great savory addition to your meal. Flavored with the meat you are cooking, or broth you use it brings a salty enhancement to a variety of side dishes. This pan sauce that is kicked up a notch by the meat you used and then thickened with flour will enhance your meal with a very simple sauce.
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- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup turkey drippings
- 2 cups broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or to taste)
- ⅛ teaspoon ground sage (or to taste)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Once butter is melted whisk in flour until all butter and flour is combined.
- Slowly whisk in in turkey dripping then broth. Adding a little and mixing until it's incorporated into your flour and butter roux. If you have more drippings then 1 cup use it and then reduce the amount of broth until you have a total of 3 cups of both drippings and broth.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer until gravy has thickened.
- Add all seasoning to gravy. Mix and allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat then serve and enjoy.