Tomato Gravy

Tomato Gravy Recipe

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Joyce Lowery


From what I understand, tomato gravy was an old standby in the days of depression when food was scarce. Some of these "necessities" turned out to be favorite foods. The first time that I ever ate this gravy was at my best friend's house. This is the way that her mother, Lucy Cutright, made tomato gravy.


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15 Min
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3 Tbsp
bacon grease
1/8 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
plain flour
1 c
ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped

How to Make Tomato Gravy


  • 1Melt the bacon drippings. Stir in the flour and brown.
  • 2Add tomatoes, with juice, stir as gravy thickens. Add water, a little at a time, and cook until gravy is of desired thickness.
  • 3Salt and pepper to taste. Add the pinch of sugar.
  • 4Canned tomatoes will work, but it is not as good as with fresh tomatoes. Make sure that you chop the tomatoes into small pieces.

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About Tomato Gravy

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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