Pork Gravy

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Pork gravy is not just great for meat but can also be a base for soups and stews, or as a sauce for pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. It can also be wonderful to flavor casseroles or hot sandwiches.

A bowl of homemade pork gravy.

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Drippings

Drippings are the fat and juices that come out of meat while it is being cooked. They’re often used as a base for gravy or sauce. Drippings can also be great for basting or as a cooking fat.

Why This Recipe for Simple Pork Gravy is a Keeper

You will not believe how quick and easy it is to make your own homemade pork gravy. It only takes a few items and a couple of minutes to make this delicious gravy.

  • 15 Minute : You can make this gravy in no time and it really elevates any meal.
  • Simple Ingredients: A gravy made with all ingredients found in the pantry.
  • Family Friendly: It’s so easy you will be making homemade gravy for all your dinners such as chicken gravy or brown gravy.
  • Adaptable: Can make a thick gravy gluten-free by using a white rice flour to thicken your gravy.

If you’re looking for more pork inspired recipes, try these French Onion Pork Chops, Marinated Grilled Pork Loin and Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apple Cider Sauce.

What is a roux?

A spoon of the sauce.

 A roux is a mixture of flour and fat that you use to thicken a sauce or gravy. To make a roux the fat is melted and an equal part flour whisking to blend together.

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Pork Gravy Ingredients

Drippings, flour, butter and seasoning.

You can make this roast pork gravy recipe with just a few ingredients. The pork gravy is made with delicious ingredients to serve with pork.

  • Butter: Use an unsalted butter so you can control the amount of seasoning.
  • Pork drippings in the pan: With the fat drained. Drippings from a pork roast or other drippings from your pork roast.
  •  All Purpose Seasoning and Porketta Seasoning: These will add a little extra flavor to the gravy, so much more than salt and pepper.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to Make Pork Gravy Recipe

This gravy is very simply. Once you learn how to make the gravy you can make adjustments. Pork chops and gravy, pork loin roast and pork shoulder roast are all great with this gravy for pork. 

  • Chicken Stock: Try using chicken broth or for a richer flavor try a beef broth or use beef stock.
  • Pan Drippings: If you do not have drippings in the roasting pan, then you can make pork gravy without drippings, replace it with more stock.
  • Cornstarch: In place of the flour you can use cornstarch.

Special Equipment Needed to Make Pork Gravy from Scratch for Pork Dinner

This homemade gravy is made easier with this equipment. Remove the drippings from the bottom of the pan.

  • Fat Seperator : This will allow you to separate the fat from the drippings so easily.

How to Make Gravy for Pork for Pork Roast Gravy

This savory pork gravy is the perfect finish for pork chops, pork tenderloin, homemade pork roast or any other pork dinner. This simple and easy to make pork gravy is so much better than store-bought gravy.

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These are the basic steps to make simple super easy gravy full of pork flavor. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Making the roux, and then adding the drippings and whisking the gravy.

STEP 1: Make the Roux

First, melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat and then whisk or stir with a wooden spoon in the flour to form a paste.

STEP 2: Add the Liquid

Next, whisk in the stock and pork drippings into the butter and flour.

STEP 3: Season the Delicious Homemade Pork Gravy and Simmer for 4-5 Minutes

Then add the All Purpose seasoning and the porketta seasoning. Lastly simmer over medium heat until the gravy is the desired thickness.

Recipe FAQs for Easy Pork Gravy with Pork Drippings

Of course, you can freeze the creamy gravy. Store the simple and easy gravy in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months in the freezer.

The simple pork gravy will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Warm on the stove top or microwave to reheat.

Of course, you can tell usually by the color, taste and smell. If it looks gray, tastes sour or smells off then discard the final gravy.

A top shot of the pork gravy from the top.

Expert Tips for Making This Gravy for Pork Recipe

  • Double: Make more and freeze this gravy for future dinners. It is super easy to make.
  • Wondra: Replace the flour roux with Wondra to make an easy smooth best gravy.
  • Vegetables: Try adding different vegetables to the drippings and broth for even more flavor.

What to Serve with Homemade Roast Pork Gravy

A bowl of homemade pork gravy.
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Pork Gravy

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Pork gravy is not just great for meat but can also be used as a base for soups and stews, or as a sauce for pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. It can also be used to flavor casseroles or hot sandwiches.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • ½ cup Pork drippings, with any fat drained out
  • 1 ½ cups Chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon Porketta Seasoning

Instructions

  • Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, whisk in flour until a paste forms.
  • Whisk the flour paste for about 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in the stock and pork drippings
  • Stir in House Seasoning Blend and Porketta Seasoning.
  • Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency.

Expert Tips

  • Double: Make more and freeze this gravy for future dinners. It is super easy to make.
  • Wondra: Replace the flour roux with Wondra to make an easy smooth best gravy.
  • Vegetables: Try adding different vegetables to the drippings and broth for even more flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American

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