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my tomato gravy

Recipe by
J. White Harris
Gallatin, TN

I love tomatoes fresh from the garden so I put this recipe together to make use of some of my tomatoes from my garden. Serve this over biscuits for breakfast. Serve it over rice for a tasty side dish. You can serve it over meat, chicken, or fish as part of the main coarse.

yield 6 to 8 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my tomato gravy

  • 3 lb
    ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    pan drippings (bacon, ham, sausage, or even butter)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 4
    rounded tbsp all purpose flower
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    stock, chicken or beef
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar, optional

How To Make my tomato gravy

  • 1
    Cut a small X in the blossom end of each tomato. Put tomatoes into boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove from water and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle remove the skin and chop tomatoes into small pieces. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat the pan drippings in a large heavy skillet. Add chopped onion and cook until just beginning to caramelize. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • 3
    Mix together the flower, salt, and pepper. Slowly add this to the onion, stirring to mix well and to keep the flower from clumping together.
  • 4
    Stir in the stock and the bay leaves.
  • 5
    Add the reserved chopped tomatoes using a spatula to continue breaking apart the tomatoes and to keep anything from sticking to the skillet. Simmer this for about 15 minutes or until the desired thickness of the gravy is reached.
  • 6
    When gravy is thickened, turn off the heat, and stir in the sugar if desired. Serve over biscuits, potatoes, or rice.