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side essentials: easy/peasy brown gravy

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

The other day I posted a recipe for easy mash taters, and this is the gravy I poured over them… So yummy. This is an easy/peasy way to make a flavorful brown gravy. It all boils down to a simple base, and then a combination of just the right spices. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For side essentials: easy/peasy brown gravy

  • 2 1/4 c
    beef stock, divided, more on this later
  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • nutritional yeast flakes
  • tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • worcestershire sauce
  • ground white pepper
  • sweet paprika
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, for a silky finish

How To Make side essentials: easy/peasy brown gravy

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    You will need a medium-size saucepan to make this recipe.
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    The Beef Stock I use beef stock that I have made and then frozen; if you do not have any, there are options. Boxed beef stock Beef stock cubes Or, my favorite alternative… Better Than Bouillon Beef Stock. I will admit that it does have preservative things I do not like; however, it is the best alternative to homemade beef stock… In my opinion.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of beef stock to a simmer.
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    While the stock is coming to a simmer, whisk together the additional 1/4 cup of stock with the 1/4 cup flour, to make a slurry
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    Slowly add slurry into saucepan, keep the base at a simmer, and whisk until it thickens, about 2 – 3 minutes.
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    Now it is time for the spices. These are the spices, and the amounts I used; however, you can vary the amounts and add other spices to taste. • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes • 1 teaspoon tamari sauce, or liquid aminos • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper • 1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika Season to taste, and whisk in the butter, if using.
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  • So Yummy
    When I need some comfort, I ladle this over a big bowl of mash taters. Enjoy.
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