Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Brown Gravy

Andy Anderson !


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.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top




  • 2 1/4 c
    beef stock, divided, more on this later
  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety

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    nutritional yeast flakes
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    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
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    worcestershire sauce
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    ground white pepper
  • ·
    sweet paprika

  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, for a silky finish

How to Make Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Brown Gravy


  2. You will need a medium-size saucepan to make this recipe.
  3. 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.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of beef stock to a simmer.
  6. 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
  7. Slowly add slurry into saucepan, keep the base at a simmer, and whisk until it thickens, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  9. 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.
  11. When I need some comfort, I ladle this over a big bowl of mash taters. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Brown Gravy

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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