Spring Hill Ranch's Green Chile Country Gravy

Wiley P


Here's a Southwestern version of the South's (and Texas') gravy for country fried (or chicken fried) steaks. But don't you *dare* relegate this gem of a sauce to beaten chunks of beef alone, no Sir! Pour this on beef or pork steaks or roasts, meatloaf, chicken parts, hearty fish like trout or salmon, not to mention most veggies and potatoes. And don't forget the biscuits or dinner rolls to sop up those last few drops! Like the man said, "This would even make the bumper of a bus taste good!" Be careful, though, because it can become very habit-forming. Don't say I didn't warn ya!

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about 2 1/2 cups


10 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


2 Tbsp
lard (or butter, bacon or sausage drippings, etc.)
1/2 small
yellow onion, minced ( about 1/2 cup)
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
2 c
whole milk
2 large
new mexico big jim or new mexico #6 green chiles, roasted, peeled and seeded and diced (or 1 4-ounce can of diced green chiles)
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
freshly coarse ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, heat the lard until just below the smoking point. Add the minced onion and sauté them until they have softened and are beginning to turn golden around the edges (about 5 minutes).
Whisk in the flour until well combined. Continue whisking or stirring for a minute or two to cook out the raw flour flavor. Slowly whisk in the milk. Add the green chiles. Whisking constantly, bring the gravy to a boil to thicken it, then reduce the temperature to a simmer. Season the gravy with salt and pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern