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Old 06-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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homemade brown gravy?

Anybody make this? I just buy the packets of brown gravy mix to go over our pot roast, or beef tips with rice. I'm not a big fan of it and I'm hoping to start moving towards eating as little processed stuff as possible. I buy the packets because I don't know how to make it myself! Can anybody tell me how to make it?

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Re: homemade brown gravy?

I make gravy all the time.

I do a little bit of butter in the pan mixed with just a touch of oil.

Sear or cook whatever meat you are doing.

Sprinkle in some flour and really stir it in until you have made it into a paste.

Add around half a cup of liquid while whisking the whole time
When that is incorporated, add another half cup or so of liquid.

For liquid, I do either chicken or beef stock, or the following when I want to be fancy:
White wine for chicken (1/2 cup white wine, chicken broth for the rest)
Apple juice for pork (1 cup apple juice)
Red wine for beef (1/4 cup red wine, cook out, then add 3/4 cup stock)
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Re: homemade brown gravy?

If your roasting your meat (rather then pan cooking) you can add the fat (like pp mentioned) then put your roasting pan drippings into you gravy pan- it replace the bits that you would get if you cooked or seared the meat in the skillet. Then follow same directions as above. And adding the liquid in portions is important- you can always add liquid if its too thick, but you don't really want to add more flour that hasn't been cooked (what your doing by forming the paste in the pan before adding the liquid).
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