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Brown Gravy

We all know that many meals are just better with gravy! This recipe will show you how to make a brown gravy from scratch with no drippings required and it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 1/4 cup each
Calories 28kcal


  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon butter can use dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour mixed with 3 tablespoons of water until smooth


  • Add all ingredients to saucepan and slowly bring up to a simmer or low bowl
  • Let simmer while whisking for 3-5 minutes until gravy has thickened
  • Taste and salt and pepper if needed


  • can be made in advance and reheated when ready to serve
  • I prefer cornstarch or tapioca flour made into a slurry for best results, but you could also use flour
  • for a dairy free option, omit butter or use a dairy free version
  • be sure to bring to a simmer but not a boil for best results


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg