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beer and onion gravy

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Alicia May
Fremont, CA

Great british style gravy. Serve over bangers and mash, roast beef, meatballs or just plain old mashed potatoes!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients For beer and onion gravy

  • 1 1/2 lb
    onions,sliced thinly
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    brown ale (or beer of choice)
  • 2 1/4 c
    beef broth
  • 1/2
    star anise
  • 2
  • 2
    bay leaves

How To Make beer and onion gravy

  • 1
    Heat butter in a large saucepan,add the onions and sugar and cook over a low heat for 45 minutes, stirring now and then, until soft and richly caramelized.Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • 2
    Stir in the beer, beef broth, star anise, cloves and bay leaves and boil vigorously until reduced to a rich, glossy sauce - about 20 minutes in a large sauté pan.
  • 3
    Remove the star anise, bayleaves and cloves (if you can find them) from the gravy and season to taste with some salt and pepper.