Thursday, October 16, 2014

5 Minute, 5 Ingredient, 5 Star Homemade Brown Gravy

Homemade gravy is one of my favorite shortcuts in the kitchen.  This 5 Minute Homemade Brown Gravy recipe will be a meal saver.  All you need is this simple recipe, no packet needed. @SlowRoasted

Homemade gravy is one of my favorite shortcuts in the kitchen.  This 5 Minute Homemade Brown Gravy recipe will be a meal saver.  All you need is this simple recipe, no packet needed.

Being able to whip up gravy in a flash has been a dinner saver more than one time in my kitchen.  There are so many kitchen shortcuts that I have learned and I love sharing them with you.  I love being in the kitchen and enjoy spending time creating fantastic dishes my family and friends will go crazy over.

Time is not on my side most days so I look to the tips and tricks I have learned to get dinner on the table in a flash I am sure this one will help you too!

Whether you are a stay at home mom or dad, working man or woman:  there just never seems to be enough time.  Some days you are just short on time for dinner, and you need simple, fast and flavorful.  That is the exact time to make this 5-5-5 Gravy.  Perfect for any dish that calls for brown or beef gravy.  I use it on Munchkin Meatballs served over egg noodles, roasts, meatloaf and time I any need brown gravy quick I pull out this recipe.  It is delicious!

It is thick, full flavored gravy and only takes 5 minutes to prepare.  The recipe calls for ingredients that virtually everyone has on hand at all times and it tastes awesome!  We love it and I am sure you will too!


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5 Minute, 5 Ingredient, 5 Star Brown Gravy
makes about 2 cups

¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups water
4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

Combine water and bouillon in a heat proof container (I use my glass measuring cup). Heat the beef broth in microwave 1 minute at a time, until it is steaming hot.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add flour and onion powder and whisk together.  Allow to cook for 1 minute, whisking occasionally (this helps cook out the ‘floury’ taste).  Add beef broth to flour mixture and whisk.  Bring to boil, reduce to simmer for 1 minute.

Serve and enjoy!


  1. Nothing like an easy fool-proof (that's a funny word) recipe! Let us eat gravy!

  2. Wow! I've always been "gravy-challenged" This sounds easy enough for me!


  3. Could you use corn starch to make it gluten free?

  4. Can I use cornstarch to make it gluten free?

  5. Could you use corn starch to make it gluten free?

    1. KK I do not cook gluten free. But, I think a gluten free flour may work better. Hope that helps.

    2. You can substitute cornstarch for flour yes..... BUT remember the consitency is very different. Cornstarch is much thicker so I would cut it down to 1/2 of what you would use flour and add in from there. Gluten free flour would make it easy for conversion purposes but if cornstarch is on hand, it will work just fine. I use cornstarch in almost all my recipes asking for flour IF it's just a thickener.

    3. When my granddaughter was diagnosed with Celiac, I realized I prefer cornstarch in any of my gravies, even when I am not having to cook gluten free. It makes it much smoother, and does not get lumpy

  6. I used this with chicken bouillon, and it was GREAT! Thank you!

    1. I just had to do the same thing as chicken bouillon was all I had on hand and it was perfect! I can't wait to try it the next time with beef bouillon.

  7. I do not have any beef boullion granules. Do you think that that Knorr Homestyle Stock would work (As you have to add the "cube" to 2 cups water anyway)?

  8. Perfection; my new go to recipe. No more store bought gravy mix for me!��

  9. This was the first time I made gravy. My husband loved it, and so did the kids. This is a keeper!


  10. For those w/sodium issues always have low sodium chicken, beef & vegetable broth or stock in pantry or (best: make your own & freeze it for when you need it) and use the stock instead of water and boullion. No msg and not nearly as much sodium. win-win :-).

  11. Also first timer making this gravy and it is delicious! Thank you for the easy and quick recipe, it was a hit!

  12. I've made this gravy twice now once with beef boullion ( better than boullion) once with chicken boullion ( i think it was actually chicken soup base). First time ( beef) I made it for my family and they loved it, even my gravy snob husband. Second time I made it for a group and I was told " better than moms" which is always a compliment in my family. Super easy, super cheap, super delicious!!!

  13. I made this today and it was a little salty.. Was I suppose to use unsalted butter?
    Help ...

    1. Unsalted butter is best. I would also look for low sodium beef bouillon if you are sensitive to salt. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  14. My grandmother browned her flour in oven to get a darker look to it.

  15. I'm gravy challenged. I need to give this a try. Pinning it!

  16. I used regular bouillon cubes and margarine but it was a bit too salty. I'll remember that next time. Thanks!


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