Vegan Gravy Recipe

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This holiday season, serve gravy everyone can enjoy with this easy vegan recipe. Made with mushroom broth and festive spices, this vegan-friendly sauce is both delicious and simple. Plus, compared to the stuff from the jar, it uses more fresh ingredients. Enjoy it with mashed potatoes, vegan "sausage" or biscuits.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter, coconut oil or olive oil

  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely diced

  • 1 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon minced jarred garlic)

  • 3 cups mushroom broth

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari

  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose or cassava flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

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Step 1

In a medium skillet, melt the butter or coconut oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

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Step 2

Slowly add the flour. Mix until it coats the onions and mushrooms, about 1 minute.

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Step 3

Add the soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce and spices. Toss until the vegetables are fully coated.

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Step 4

Slowly add the mushroom broth. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer.

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Step 5

Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until thick. Let cool slightly, taste and adjust the ingredients as necessary.

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If you like chunky gravy, you can enjoy it as is. Another option is to blend the gravy in a food processor until smooth.

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As the gravy cools, it will thicken up. You might need to thin it with extra mushroom broth, especially after storing it in the refrigerator. Simply reheat over low heat in a saucepan until warm.

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