Brown Gravy Recipe – SO easy! + Video

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This brown gravy recipe will be a meal saver. All you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! If you need an easy homemade recipe, this is for you!

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Being able to whip up homemade gravy in a flash has been a dinner saver more than one time in my kitchen.

Whether it’s the best ever mashed potatoes, roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, or ranch baked pork chops for dinner, a side of brown gravy is exactly what the meal needs.

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 exactly when it’s helpful to know how to make gravy in 5 minutes.  This recipe is perfect for any dish that calls for brown or beef gravy.

I make this easy gravy recipe with chicken bouillion and serve it for Thanksgiving. It is really versatile and so 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!

pan with flour and butter with chicken stock

Brown Gravy Recipe Tips

  • You can use chicken bouillon to create an amazing chicken gravy that is perfect for turkey or chicken dinners, especially Thanksgiving!
  • You can use chicken or beef stock or broth in place of the bouillon and water. Be sure to heat well.
  • This recipe stores in the refrigerator, covered for a week.
  • Be sure to whisk as you add the broth to get a smooth lump-free gravy.
  • The recipe doubles perfectly!!!
mixing the gravy with a whisk

MUST HAVE TOOLS FOR GRAVY:

  • Microwave Safe Measuring CupI use my measuring cups for a lot more than measuring. I find they are great for mixing, pour and even serving a more casual meal.
  • Favorite gravy boat of all time – I have this one in blue, red and white. I just can’t get enough. What color should I get next?
pouring gravy on stuffing

Enjoy!

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Brown Gravy Recipe

5-Minute Beef Gravy + Video

Donna Elick
Beef Gravy is the perfect topping for your meal! Make this homemade brown gravy recipe with just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 12 makes 2 cups

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon powder, or 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Combine water and bouillon in a heat proof container (I use a 2-cup glass measuring cup). Heat the beef broth in microwave 1 minute at a time, until it is steaming hot.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add flour and onion powder and whisk to combine.
    Continue whisking until mixture bubbles up and becomes a thick consistency, about one minute. This helps cook out the ‘floury’ taste.
  • While whisking, pour in hot beef broth to the flour mixture. Whisk to combine and bring to boil, reduce to simmer for 1 minute.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Video

Donna’s Notes

You can use chicken bouillon to create an amazing chicken gravy that is perfect for turkey or chicken dinners, especially Thanksgiving!
You can use chicken or beef stock or broth in place of the bouillon and water. Be sure to heat well.
This recipe stores in the refrigerator, covered for a week.
Be sure to whisk as you add the broth to get a smooth lump-free gravy.
The recipe doubles perfectly!!!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 45cal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 176mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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76 Comments

  1. I am TERRIBLE at making gravy. I was searching for something to save me after just ruining the gravy for our chicken fried steaks. THIS WAS PERFECT! Just added a little pepper and my husband loved it. Even I couldn’t screw this up. Thank you!

  2. First time making this gravy and it was delicious! I used 4 packets of Knorr chicken bouillon mixed in with 2 cups of water. I didn't have onion powder but it still turned out amazing! Added salt and pepper at the end to taste and it came out thick and super tasty! Poured it over grilled chicken and stove top stuffing. Will definitely try this again with beef as well.

  3. 5 stars
    I was trying to find a gravy recipe for Thanksgiving, and the first one I tried was gross. This one, however, has been declared my Go-To for gravy. It has the desired amount of flavour and thickness and Oh Hell Yeah. I look forward to trying it with beef and vegetables cubes.

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