Easy Beef Gravy

Easy Beef Gravy is classically smooth and loaded full of beef flavor. This gravy is perfect for pairing with holiday roasts, mashed potatoes or a weeknight pot roast. A few simple ingredients bring this velvety-delicious Easy Beef Gravy to life!

Ingredients Needed

Beef Gravy comes together with only 4 simple ingredients! How great is that? Here’s what you’ll need to bring this recipe to life:

  • Butter – I always choose salted butter! 
  • Onion – yellow or white works!
  • Flour – all-purpose flour is the way to go.
  • Beef Stock – I like to choose beef stock over beef broth because I think it has a stronger beef flavor. Beef broth can also work if that is what you have.
  • Salt and pepper – adding salt and pepper technically takes the ingredient list over 4 ingredients, but they are ingredients to add in as you please and what your tastebuds desire. I always season with a little bit of both.

How to Make Easy Beef Gravy

Start by melting butter in a large skillet (I like to use my Le Creuset Braiser). Sauté the onion until translucent, avoiding any browning.

Next up, add in the flour to create a roux. This will help thicken the gravy.

Then, whisk in the beef stock until smooth and lump-free. Allow to simmer and thicken.

Finally, strain out the onion. Do so by using a strainer to fish out the onion from the pan or by carefully pouring the gravy through the strainer into a bowl. I prefer to just fish the onion pieces out. 

Transfer to your desired gravy boat and dig in!

Ways to Serve

When it comes to gravy, we all think of one perfect pairing: mashed potatoes! This gravy is perfect for just that: mashed potatoes and gravy.

It is also the perfect companion to your holiday roasts, such as a prime rib. But it is also delicious drizzled over a Sunday pot roast. Whichever way you serve, it will disappear before you know it!

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Easy Beef Gravy


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Easy Beef Gravy is classically smooth and loaded full of beef flavor. This gravy is perfect for pairing with holiday roasts, mashed potatoes or a weeknight pot roast. A few simple ingredients bring this velvety-delicious Easy Beef Gravy to life!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 32 oz beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes, avoiding any browning.
  2. Add in the flour and stir to combine to form a roux. Should be a paste-like consistency. Whisk in the beef stock until smooth and lump free.
  3. Reduce the speed to low and allow to simmer until thickened and glossy, about 5-8 minutes. Strain out the onion pieces until smooth.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer the gravy to the desired gravy boat for serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This gravy can be made ahead and kept warm in a slow cooker until serving if desired. If the gravy becomes too thick, whisk in a bit more beef stock until smooth.
  • If you don’t mind a chunky gravy, then the onion doesn’t need to be strained. I prefer a smooth, glossy gravy.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 mintues
  • Category: Sauces

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 548mg
  • Fat: 8.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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