This gravy recipe prompted one of my most recent dinner guests to ask “is this beef gravy”? Well, I take that as a pretty nice compliment since, from what I remember, beef gravy is rich, savory and undeniably beautiful (if done right). This version is definitely rich, savory and purty, but it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% plant-based. Did I mention it’s incredibly easy to make as well—using only a handful of ingredients? Try it out this holiday season on recipes like Mushroom and Thyme Mashed Potatoes and wow the omnivores in your life.
Food Processor or
You can leave the gravy unprocessed, just chop veggies super small
Spoon or whisk
Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped (here’s a tip)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp brown rice miso
2 cups veggie broth (make your own, or I recommend low sodium Imagine brand)
Slurry made with 1 tsp arrowroot powder and 2 tsp pure water (just mix well)
1/4 tsp fine ground sea salt plus any more you’d like to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1 tsp cold-pressed coconut oil
Let‘s get started.
In a saucepan, place coconut oil and chopped onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onion become translucent and start to brown—about 7 minutes. Add garlic, stir and cook another 2 minutes.
Add veggie broth and slurry and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool down for about 10 minutes until warm, but not too hot (excessive heat can kill the beneficial enzymes and probiotics in the miso so let it cool down). If you like the thickness of the gravy, go ahead and blend in the blender or food processor until smooth (don’t blend if you like a chunky gravy, just go ahead and serve). If you want more thickness, add another round of arrowroot slurry and return to a rolling boil for one minute—stir constantly. Let it cool to warm. Stir in miso (really makes the flavor amazing) and salt once desired texture has been achieved. Season with pepper (and more salt if you want) to taste.
Try out this gravy on Rea’s Mushroom and Thyme Mashed Potatoes, Easy Herb Roasted Veggies or Canadian-style on Mixed Root Veggie Fries. And stay tuned for more holiday recipes coming soon that would also be tasty with Easy & Amazing Gravy.
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