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Classic Gravy

  • Author: Skilledcooks
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A timeless and versatile sauce, classic gravy is the perfect accompaniment to roasted meats, mashed potatoes, and a variety of other dishes. Made from meat drippings, flour, and broth, it’s rich in flavor and has a smooth, velvety texture.


  • 4 tablespoons meat drippings (from beef, chicken, or turkey)
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan, heat the meat drippings over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour, stirring continuously until the mixture turns golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Gradually add the broth, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
  4. Bring the gravy to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Strain through a fine mesh sieve for a smoother texture.
  6. Serve hot over your favorite dishes.


  • For a richer flavor, you can add a splash of wine or a teaspoon of soy sauce.
  • If the gravy is too thick, thin it with additional broth. If too thin, simmer for a longer period or use a cornstarch slurry to thicken.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Various


  • Calories: 60 kcal
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg