Easy Brown Gravy

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Beef Brown Gravy is like the icing on top of the cake. It finishes off a meal and adds flavor and warmth to almost anything. Additionally, this recipe is super quick and easy.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes
Beef Brown Gravy in a gravy boat with dinner plate in background.

This Easy Brown Gravy from scratch is a cinch to make and has so much flavor. This step by step recipe comes out perfect every time. You can make it with or without pan drippings.

Beef Brown Gravy in a gravy boat with dinner plate in background.

This beef brown gravy takes only minutes to make, is packed full of rich flavor plus there is no need to use any drippings. Therefore, you do not get that greasy taste. This gravy is wonderful on meat, mashed potatoes, open faced sandwiches, or even as a base for stews or pot pies, the possibilities are endless.

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What makes this recipe great? You can make it any time, it is quick, it is rich and it is packed with flavor. Therefore, it is the perfect beef brown gravy.

  • 5 Minute: That is quick!
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Gravy entices everyone to the table.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: So many things you can do with the leftovers!
Beef with gravy being pored on it with side of green beans.

What You Need to Make Beef Brown Gravy

Ingredients

Beef broth. butter, wine and other seasoning for gravy.

Equipment

How to Make Homemade Brown Gravy- Step by Step

Melting the butter and mixing in flour and seasonings.
  • Melt: First, melt herb butter in a saucepan over medium heat, when butter is melted, whisk in flour until a paste forms.
  • Whisk: Second, slowly whisk in red wine and allow to reduce slightly and then whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce.Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency.
  • Season: Finally, taste and season to taste with House Seasoning Blend.
Mixing in the house seasoning and tasting the gravy.

Common Questions About Making Brown Gravy from Scratch

WHAT IS A ROUX?

Is a mixture of Flour and fat that is used as a base for soups, stews, gravies, etc. There are several different kinds, find out more here.

FIX FOR RUNNY GRAVY?

Above all gravy should be thick and smooth. To thicken gravy add cornstarch or flour into flour and make a paste and whisk into pan until fully incorporated.

HOW DO YOU FIX A LUMPY GRAVY?

To fix a lumpy gravy, the key is to whisk, a lot! Also, try an immersion blender to break them up or lastly, use a fine strainer and strain out those lumps.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, beef brown gravy can be frozen for up to 6 months in an airtight freezer bag or container.

TYPE OF RED WINE TO USE IN BEEF BROWN GRAVY?

Really, it should be the wine that you like to drink yourself but if you are looking for recommendations, Merlot, Cabernet or a Pinot.

Beef Brown Gravy being poured on mashed potatoes.

How Do You Make Brown Gravy – Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the recipe directions.
  • Add Freshness: A sprinkle of fresh chopped rosemary, thyme or basil adds a brightness.
  • Veggies: Some sauteed mushrooms and onions can add another layer of flavor and interest.
  • Variation tip: Non alcoholic cooking wines can also be used.
  • Alternatives: Sodium free bone broth or bouillon can be used as well.

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Beef Brown Gravy in a gravy boat with dinner plate in background.

Beef Brown Gravy

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Beef Brown Gravy is like the icing on top of the cake. It finishes off a meal and adds flavor and warmth to almost anything. Additionally, this recipe is super quick and easy.
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt herb butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, whisk in flour until a paste forms.
  • Whisk the flour paste for about 30 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in red wine and allow to reduce slightly.
  • Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Whisk until sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Taste and season to taste with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the recipe directions.
  • Add Freshness: A sprinkle of fresh chopped rosemary, thyme or basil adds a brightness.
  • Veggies: Some sauteed mushrooms and onions can add another layer of flavor and interest.
  • Variation tip: Non alcoholic cooking wines can also be used.
  • Alternatives: Sodium free bone broth or bouillon can be used as well.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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