Gravies are foolproof and quick to make. They are the quintessential sauce when you’re eating a meal with a delicious main dish such as chicken breast, turkey, or meatloaf. The most basic gravy only has three ingredients: butter, flour, and stock/broth. To that you can add any flavors, such as pepper, sage, and thyme. You can add some heavy cream for an even richer gravy. If you’re making a basic Thanksgiving gravy, I advise adding a little poultry seasoning to create a festive flavor.
Here’s what you need:
Unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, and chicken broth. And poultry seasoning, if you’re making this for Thanksgiving.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then add the flour. Make sure your pan isn’t too hot or the butter will burn. I almost burned my butter! Once the paste forms, cook it for about 1 minute to take out some of that flour-y taste.
Add in all the broth and whisk around to dissolve all the flour. Bring the gravy to a simmer and allow the gravy to thicken to a gravy-like thick consistency. That’ll take at least 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the poultry seasoning. Check if it needs salt or pepper. Adjust according to your taste.
Quick Homemade Gravy
Total time: 10 minutes
Prep: 0 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield: 12 servings
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and then add flour. Combine until paste forms and cook for 1 minute. Add in chicken broth and whisk until lumps of flour are all dissolved. Increase heat to high and allow gravy to simmer and become a thicker consistency, about 5 to 7 minutes. Whisk in poultry seasoning and pepper. Adjust for seasoning, if necessary. Serve immediately.
PER SERVING (1/12 of recipe): Calories 70, Fat 6grams, Total Carb. 3grams, Protein 1grams
(nutritional facts are an approximation and may vary slightly for each individual, depending on brands and ingredients used)