Beer and onion Gravy

Beer And Onion Gravy Recipe

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Alicia May


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


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5 Min
1 Hr 5 Min


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  • 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.

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