Gravy Recipe: With Beef, Turkey, or Chicken; With and Without Flour

November 26, 2014 Last Updated: March 12, 2018

Gravy is a key component of Thanksgiving and people are wondering how to make it, including easy recipes and those without flour.

Check out multiple ways to make gravy below. All of them are good with mashed potatoes.

Here are 10 more great gravy ideas including including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options

Easy Gravy Recipe With Beef

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 cups water, 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

Combine the water and bouillon in a heat-proof container and heat in a microwave for one minute.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, adding the flour and onion powder and whisking together. Cook for 1 minute, whisking some.

Add the rest to the mixture and stir. Boil, then reduce to a simmer for 1 minute. Via Slow Roasted Italian.

With Turkey

Ingredients: 1/4 cup turkey fat, 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup pan drippings, 1-2 cups broth or water, salt and pepper.
Optional extras: splash of sherry, splash of wine; teaspoon of minced herbs like rosemary, thyme, or sage

Heat up pan drippings then pour in a cup of broth and scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the drippings into a measuring cup and put it aside in the fridge.

After 30 minutes, skim off the fat and warm it in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour when it’s hot. 

Add the pan drippings and whisk again. Then whisk in half a cup of broth, or until you reach desired consistency. Add salt and pepper and any extras. Via The Kitchn

With Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken juices, 1 tablespoon flour, 250 milliliters chicken stock (or a cube)

Utilize any juices from the chicken and combine it with the flour. Stir it up until you have a paste.

Gradually pour in the chicken stock until the sauce is thickened.

Simmer for two minutes, using a wooden spoon to stir.

Strain into a small saucepan, simmer and season to taste. Add any extra juices from carving the chicken later if you want. Via BBC Good Food.

Without Flour

Ingredients: 1/2 cup stone-ground cornmeal, 1 tablespoon bacon grease or other pork drippings, 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste, 2 to 2 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk

Pour the cornmeal into a cast-iron skillet and cook over medium-high heat until golden-brown, which should take about 5 minutes. Stir in the grease, salt, and pepper.

Stir continuously as you add in the milk in a slow steady stream. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, or about two minutes. Via Southern Foodways

Stir in more milk if it gets too thick.

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(*Gravy image via Shutterstock)