How to make beef gravy

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How to make beef gravy
Roast beef is a great change from chicken for a Sunday roast. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

For the die-hard meat lovers, here's an easy recipe that yields about 480 ml (2 cups ) of beef gravy.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Salt
  • Butter
  • 32g (1/4 cup) flour
  • 480ml (2 cups) beef broth
  • Saucepans
  • Peppers
  • 2 large measuring cups / scale
  • Wire whisks
  • Gravy boats
  • Gravy ladles

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour the drippings from a roasted piece of meat into a large measuring cup.

  2. 2

    Skim fat from the drippings; reserve 60ml (1/4 cup) fat.

  3. 3

    Place the degreased drippings into a 480 ml (2-cup) measuring cup. Add enough beef broth to measure 2 cups (480 ml).

  4. 4

    Whisk the 32g (1/4 cup) fat and flour together in a medium-sized saucepan, over low heat. Cook a few moments, whisking.

  5. 5

    Slowly whisk the 480 ml (2 cups) drippings and broth into the flour mixture.

  6. 6

    Cook, whisking, over medium heat, until thick and bubbling. Cook one minute more, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Tips and warnings

  • If you haven't roasted any meat, you may substitute two cups of beef broth and use butter for your fat, but the gravy won't be as flavourful.

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