How Do You Make Good Gravy The Easy Way?
This is a homemade gravy recipe that is so versatile you can put it literally on anything.
How Do You Make Thick Homemade Gravy?
Making gravy is super simple and it all starts with making a good roux.
A roux is the foundation for getting a creamy thick gravy that you can pour over just about anything.
The great thing about making a gravy with this versatile recipe is you can create a delicious gravy that is perfect not only over turkey, but also on mashed potatoes, meatballs, steak, and ham, but the foundation always starts the same with a roux.
What Are The 2 Ingredients In A Roux?
A roux is a combination of equal parts flour to a fat cooked slowly together until browned this allows the flour to develop a cooked flavor which will also act to thicken your gravy.
To take this basic roux to the next level add minced onion usually about 1/4 of a cup.
The onion give the gravy a sweet developed flavor that goes well with everything.
To get a thick homemade gravy you have to create a roux without it you will be left with a light broth consistency that just doesn't hit the spot like a homemade thick gravy.
Is Turkey Gravy Better With Flour or Cornstarch?
If your in a pinch you can easily thicken any gravy by just adding a pinch of cornstarch, but if you want that developed homemade taste that can only come from creating a simple roux.
Luckily, creating a roux takes minutes to do by simply combining your flour with a fat like butter and cook over medium low heat until lightly browned and well incorporated.
This is your foundation to creating any good homemade gravy.
How To Make Turkey Gravy From Broth?
Turkey just isn't the same without a good homemade gravy to pour over the top.
The best part of making homemade turkey gravy is that you will have plenty of drippings to make a delicious gravy after cooking a whole turkey.
When cooking a turkey you need to add a couple cups of water to the bottom of you pan to help keep your turkey moist.
Once your turkey is cooked through you can pour the drippings from your turkey into your roux mixture to create a homemade thick gravy that is perfect over sliced turkey and warm mashed potatoes.
Step By Step Turkey Gravy From Broth
Make a simple roux combining 3 tbs. butter to 1/4 cup of finely minced onions.
Once onions are softened add 3 tbs. flour and continue to cook over medium low till lightly browned.
Collect 1-2 cups of turkey drippings from your roasted turkey.
Slowly add turkey drippings while stirring to create a smooth gravy.
Add seasonings like salt, pepper, and sage to give you a rich delicious turkey gravy.
Sage is the highlight seasoning when your making a turkey gravy so don't forget to add enough to give you that perfect thick turkey gravy you will be dipping everything into.
How To Make Gravy To Go With Anything
Once you know how to make a roux you can make a homemade gravy to go with anything.
The process is the same simply begin by making your roux by combining butter and flour again adding minced onions to your gravy will give it even more flavor, but this is optional.
If adding onions add them to the butter until softened then add the flour to give you a delicious roux.
From here you can make this a turkey gravy like we did in the recipe above or you can create a ham gravy or even a beef gravy perfect for steak with gravy and onions.
The only thing that changes is the liquid you add to your roux once cooked.
With a ham gravy you add ham drippings and place a couple of pineapple slices in the gravy to give it a rich sweet flavor perfect for a honey baked ham.
With a beef gravy, you can use beef broth and add even more sliced onions to make an easy brown gravy to serve over ribeye steak.
You can even substitute a couple tablespoons of A1 if you don't have beef broth available.
Chicken gravy, you can use chicken broth or chicken bouillons to make your homemade gravy.
Homemade gravy is the finishing touch to any good homecooked comfort meal and with simple ingredients you can make the perfect gravy to go with just about anything.