Vail's Vegetarian Gravy (no drippings necessary)

Vail Bee


Coming home from Thanksgiving, I was able to get a bunch of leftovers in my carry-on on the flight so I was very excited about bringing a bit of home cooking back with me. However, as we all know it is impossible to get any form of liquid on a plane so for the gravy I resorted to my own devices… because who eats Thanksgiving leftovers without gravy?!


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a few
30 Min


  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 large
    rosemary sprig
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 can(s)
    vegetable broth
  • 3 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    marsala wine
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Vail's Vegetarian Gravy (no drippings necessary)


  1. Sautee onion, celery, carrots and garlic in a bit of olive oil in a small pot for about 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add rosemary, oregano, salt, pepper and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes, NO MORE!
  3. Strain broth into a separate bowl and discard aromatic ingredients (celery, carrot etc).
  4. Melt the butter in the same empty pot and slowly stir in the flour until it becomes a chunky mess.
  5. Slowly add the broth, one large splash at a time. Halfway through adding broth, add the marsala wine, stirring in slowly. Slowly stir in the rest of the broth.
  6. Season with a little more salt and pepper and serve!

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About Vail's Vegetarian Gravy (no drippings necessary)

Course/Dish: Gravies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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