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Super Easy Gravy

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
3/4 or 1 cup homemade vegetable stock
sprigs of fresh thyme, to taste
bay leaves, to taste
peppercorns, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Heat your oil over medium high heat. Sift in your flour evenly and stir. Cook the flour until a light tan color. If it smells like it is burning, turn down the heat! It should be a thick consistency, but not dry.
2. When your roux is a nice tan color, add your broth and spices. Cook, stirring constantly for 5-10 minutes or until thickened. Remove your spices and season with salt and pepper.
3. The gravy continues to thicken when it cools slightly, so don't worry if it seems a little thin. If your gravy is lumpy, strain it in a fine mesh sieve.
I'm not joking, this is the easiest gravy you will ever make. If you make the stock from scratch, it is very very flavorful and makes a great gravy.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I'm definitely a white gravy girl, but this brown gravy totally rocked my world! My husband had me make 4X this recipe and we still could have used more! I did end up adding a little more water because it thickened up quite a bit.

Easy. Quick. Delicious!  ;)b

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Great, easy recipe. I used fresh Italian seasoning instead of the whole herbs and I threw in a bunch of salt and it turned out really well. It ended up getting super thick but it was delicious and even the meat-eaters enjoyed it. It was actually a bigger hit than the store-made turkey gravy my mother served at Thanksgiving.

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As promised, super-easy and delicious.  Thanks for the recipe!

Melissa

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Yummy!! I was skeptical with the super short ingredient list, but it turned out delish.  I served it over some sauteed tempeh with some biscuits and kale. MMmmmmm!

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This is AMAZING!  I've never been much of a gravy person, before or after I became vegetarian, but I was seriously licking the spatula.  ;)  I'm not trying another recipe for gravy ever.

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HOLY CRAP! this is so easy and good!  if using this gravy for blander meals, i would recommend salt, but it's so easy to work with, you can add whatever you want. 

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I just made this tonight to put on some mashed potatoes, and it is so good! We didn't have the spices, so I only added some salt and pepper, but it's still great! It was so fast and easy to make!

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