How to Make Bisto Without Meat Drippings

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How to Make Bisto Without Meat Drippings
Prepare gravy with Bisto powder even if you do not use meat drippings. (sauce boat image by Yuriy Chertok from

Bisto is a brand name for a granulated gravy base. This base is supposed to be mixed with meat drippings from cooking, but you do not need these drippings to make a savoury gravy. Use Bisto gravy powder in place of cornstarch as a thickener for any gravy recipe. The additional flavourings in the Bisto will make your gravy taste better than using cornstarch alone, even if you do not use meat drippings.

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Things you need

  • 4 tsp. Bisto
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • Whisk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 bullion cube

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  1. 1

    Whisk together the Bisto and cold water.

  2. 2

    Bring 1 cup of water and a bullion cube to a boil over medium heat to dissolve the bullion cube.

  3. 3

    Stir the Bisto and cold-water mixture into the boiling water, and continue to heat it until the gravy thickens.

Tips and warnings

  • Change the type of bullion used for making different flavoured gravies. For instance, use chicken bullion for chicken gravy or a vegetarian-based bullion for a gravy without meat flavour.

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