READY IN
6 mins
Gravy Recipe

Gravy

Graham

Recipe by  

Gravy is a sauce made from the meat juices that run naturally during cooking. It is often thickened with wheat flour or cornstarch for added texture. The gravy may be further coloured and flavoured with gravy salt or gravy browning.

In many countries, only a light sauce is added to meat dishes and the use of gravy was a peculiarly British tradition not found elsewhere. Long live tradition, I say. So here for all you Brits (and anyone else who has adopted the tradition) is the basic recipe to make gravy after roasting a joint of meat.

      Preparation Time: 1 Minute

      Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients for Gravy

If you are not familiar with any ingredients, please check our International Cooking Terms page.
US Imperial Measurements  UK Imperial Measurements  Metric Measurements

Currently displaying quantities in US Imperial Measurements
to serve 4:
1 tablespoon
gravy browning
½ pint
hot water
 
mixed herbs
 
salt and pepper

 

How to Cook Gravy

  1. Having roasted a joint (no matter what sort of meat) and removed the meat onto a warmed serving dish, slowly and carefully tilt the roasting tin so that the juices run to one corner. Use a spoon to remove any fat which floats above the meat sediment.
  2. Put about two tablespoons of hot water into a cup and stir in the gravy browning until it has dissolved. Slowly add this to the meat juices whilst the roasting tin is over a low heat, stirring all the time to incorporate the juices. Gradually add the remaining water to the tin, stirring constantly, and add the mixed herbs and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Bring the gravy to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring all the time.

 
Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
If you have cooked green vegetables, use the hot vegetable water instead of plain water, it adds an agreeably rich flavour to the gravy.
 
Print Kitchen-Friendly View

Your Rating

Click to rate this recipe 'Hate It'Click to rate this recipe 'Didn't Like It'Click to rate this recipe 'Not Bad'Click to rate this recipe 'Liked It'Click to rate this recipe 'Loved It'
(click a star to select)

Your Review
(Max. 1000 characters) ....  characters left.


 Reviewer Logout
QUICK RATING
Please help us to provide the recipes you want by rating this recipe for content, clarity, originality or any other criteria that matter to you. Just select the relevant icon and then click...


Divine

Lovely

S'okay!

Hmmm!

C'mon!

Yaach!

Thank You... your feedback is important to us.
 
 

What To Eat Tonight

127 Vegetarian Recipes
127 Vegetarian Recipes

Not everybody is a carnivore. If you prefer vegetables, here's a selection that will give you a choice of some really stunning dishes.

62 Incredible Indian Recipes
62 Incredible Indian Recipes

Indian food is now the most popular type of food takeaway in Britain. And not without reason because good Indian food is quite sublime.

292 Snacks and Light Meals
292 Snacks and Light Meals

You need something quick or light or both. What do you do? You turn to our choice of snacks and light meals and select the one you like.

Other Recipes

 

 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2018 NeedARecipe.com
By accessing this site, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please read them.
up