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Back-to-Basics Brown Gravy

Learn how to make gravy with browning sauce using this simple and delicious recipe.

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Updated December 18, 2022
Back-to-Basics Brown Gravy
1 3/4 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. So, when you need the finishing touches on a fantastically made meal, make our Back-to-Basics Brown Gravy for simple and delicious flavor. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon browning and seasoning sauce

What to Do

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and whisk until smooth and golden in color. Slowly whisk in broth, salt, pepper, and browning and seasoning sauce until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.

Check This Out!

  • To add a simple touch of elegance, add 1/4 cup dry red or white wine. Plus, for flavor variation, you could add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme or rosemary! 
  • 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!
  • Our Bacon Turkey Gravy is a can't miss!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 70
  • Calories from Fat 38
  • Total Fat 4.2g 6 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 4.7g 9 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 8.7mg 3 %
  • Sodium 1,512mg 63 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 2.7g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 %
  • Sugars 1.1g 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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