How to Make Simple Homemade Gravy

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Making gravy is an inexpensive way to add seasoning to your meal. Simple homemade gravy can add flavor to potatoes, meat and even over bread and other items. You can make simple homemade gravy with just a few items in your kitchen, saving you the expense and time of buying gravy at the store. The most important part of making the homemade gravy is to add the water to gravy mix slowly to allow it to blend in completely.

How to Make Simple Homemade Gravy
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Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. beef, turkey, pork or chicken drippings
  • 1-qt. sauce pan
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Step 1

Take about 2 tbsp. of drippings, and place them in the sauce pan. Place the pan on the stove, add the flour and stir the mixture on low heat.

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Step 2

Stir the mixture continuously until it is a consistent golden brown and the flour thoroughly mixes into the gravy.

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Step 3

Let the gravy start to bubble, and add 1 tbsp. of the heated gravy to a cup of water to warm the water up before adding it to the gravy. Stir the water thoroughly so the gravy mixture saturates the water.

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Step 4

Remove the pan from the burner momentarily, and slowly mix the cup of water into the gravy. Mix the gravy thoroughly, then set the pan back on the burner.

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Step 5

Stir the gravy frequently to prevent the drippings from separating from the liquid, and heat the gravy until it comes to a boil.

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Step 6

Heat the gravy to your desired consistency, then add the garlic powder, along with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 7

Stir the gravy until all the ingredients are mixed in, then turn the burner off. Let the gravy cool down a little before serving.

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