Here is an easy Brown Onion Gravy Recipe just in time for the holiday feasts. No need for a dry mix, this homemade gravy has loads of flavor and is simple to prepare. Serve this beef gravy over meatloaf, mashed potatoes or meatballs.
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Homemade Brown Gravy
Making gravy from scratch does not need to be complicated and it tastes so much better than the dry mix gravy. This brown gravy recipe is full of onions for extra flavor. So it is not necessary to use meat drippings.
BUT, if you are cooking meat to serve this gravy with you definitely want to use the pan used to sear the meat in or at least incorporate some of the drippings. This will make the gravy so much more flavorful, complex and darker. You can see the difference between this gravy made just as directed and this Meatballs with Gravy and Onions Recipe.
This Brown Onion Gravy is great to serve alongside a holiday feast, especially if taters are involved.
How Do You Thicken Onion Gravy
We are building a roux for this particular recipe which is gradually cooking butter and flour to build a paste. There are other ways to thicken gravy, good to keep in mind if you accidentally add too much liquid.
To thicken gravy that is a bit too thin, mix flour or cornstarch with water until it’s smooth. Gradually add mixture to gravy until thickened.
Ingredients Needed For Onion Gravy (screenshot for grocery list)
- Sweet Onions
- All Purpose Flour
- Beef Broth (low sodium)
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Fresh Rosemary
- Garlic Powder
How To Make Homemade Gravy From Scratch
- Slowly sauté onions in oil over medium/high heat in a large sauté pan. Cook until onions are tender, this takes approximately 25 minutes. If you want caramelized onion gravy cook onions at a lower temp for a longer period of time until dark brown.
- Reduce heat to medium. Melt butter with onions then slowly sprinkle flour over onions, stirring between each addition. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add broth, stir between each addition to prevent clumps. Add Worcestershire sauce, rosemary sprig and garlic powder.
- Once gravy begins to bubble reduce heat to medium/low and gently simmer until thickened. (5-10 minutes)
- Remove rosemary, salt/pepper to taste and serve.
Can You Freeze Onion Gravy
Yes, you can freeze this gravy. Just reheat slowly in a pot when ready to serve.
What To Serve This Gravy With
This recipe yields approximately 3 cups of gravy. (depending on how long you cook/reduce the gravy) As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 220 Total Fat 13g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 15mg Sodium 578mg Carbohydrates 23g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 11g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g
This recipe yields approximately 3 cups of gravy. (depending on how long you cook/reduce the gravy)
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